Imagine what you could do with $23 billion dollars, such as improving education, healthcare, and more. Our government chose to put this money towards the Space Race. The Space Race began after the nuclear arms race between the US and Russia. Part of the reason for America’s desire to make space advancements is due to it’s immature competitiveness against other countries, which is costing billions. The money spent on the space race was not a legitimate use of government funds because the money could have gone to more relevant causes, it is extremely dangerous, and exploration beyond earth is unnecessary until we can first solve problems on earth.
Cancer and Mono still haven’t found a cure but, with the help of space travel, people can explore space and find other materials to find a cure for diseases. “Medicine has been revolutionized by the space program. We learned to monitor orbiting astronauts- pioneering telemedicine & leading to unprecedented improvements in patient monitoring”(Fowler, 1). Funding for space exploration could help physicians go into space, test materials, bring them back (if promising), and use them on patients. Also adding to that, “ We would be a much more healthy planet and society, if we stopped warring with each other and wasting precious minerals that we have on this Earth -on- war, we would have more resources to spend on more important things such as daily
Information more valuable than a satellite could ever obtain (Space Race). The choice made by John F. Kennedy to place a man on the moon opened an endless realm of possibilities for space exploration, while simultaneously uniting and boosting the morale of the American people together. After the long-lasting fight of World War II, the only two great powers that were left in the world were the United States and the Soviet Union. Both countries differed in many ways. For example, they were dissimilar economically, politically, and culturally.
NASA’s funds should not be cut because of its direct impact in our daily lives, the economy and reputation of NASA. As mentioned previously by President John F. Kennedy, “No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.” Even though the U.S. government is in the midst of a financial crisis, they need to look at the bigger goal. If the government does not increase NASA’s funds, the superpower could lose its status as a leading technological hub and the debts would keep piling on. As a result, the U.S. would fall behind other competitors such as Russia, China and India who have the same goal as NASA. A small amount of investment in NASA’s research activities can raise the national revenue.
We must accept however that space is our back-up plan if we were to exploit the Earth to such an extent that we could no longer survive here. If we are to be properly prepared for such a venture we will have to continue space exploration, regardless of the consequences of putting more foreign objects that potentially could pollute outer space. Topic 1: In ancient times, various cultures interpreted the strange objects suspended in the sky in various ways. Some thought it was just a work of god and accepted it. Others recognized patterns in the ways the objects moved.
Therefore, this theme of belief is significant in The Rocket. In conclusion, in Ray Bradbury’s 1950 dystopian novel, The Rocket, there are two main themes. imagination, and belief in yourself. The Rocket, is of a father who wants to bring his family to space but everyone thinks that it is an impossible task to accomplish. This novel communicates on how those two themes are important for the story.
After the Apollo missions and after the change in direction of NASA’s mission and goals, there was jobs left for military career opportunities.During Moonport there was a lot of missions during this time like the Apollo missions, Mercury Missions, Gemini Missions. The main goal for Moonport was to get someone into space it’s 1957 and the Russians had already got someone to the moon now that was a problem because people believed that the Russians were spying on America also Americans believed that they wouldn’t be able to develop new technology so their main goal was to get someone in space. There plan worked and on May 5th, 1961 they had the first man in space this was a huge deal at this time! Each of these missions had a goal and each of them had achievements with them. The mercury missions goal was to orbit a crewed spacecraft around earth and bring it back safely, their achievements was that there was 6 successful manned space flights.
If you stay in place for too long you begin to fall behind and as JFK said “No nation who expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to fall behind.” b. The exploration of space will go on with or without the united states and if wish to stay among the world as a power we cannot allow ourselves to not take on this new great adventure. c. We are obligated to pursue space because we cannot afford to fall behind other nations. IV. Transition: Understanding that we cannot not fall behind is key but now lets set our minds to what can be achieved in this new quest.
In the 20th century, there was a competition between the United States and the Soviet Union for supremacy in spaceflight capability. The race for space exploration gave birth to many advancements in science and technology that are still relevant today. This rivalry also created advancements in gender boundaries for women. But also brought a new wave of worries and problems such as safety and environmental hazards. Although technology would reach great heights in a shorter period of time than ever before and break gender boundaries, the Space Race brought along many negatives such as environmental hazards, mechanical failures, and medical hazards.
Should humans continue developing space exploration technologies despite high costs? Tilekbergen Abishev 201589017 EAP Reading/Writing Tutor: Mark Raisen EAP Group: 16 Introduction More than 50 years have passed since the beginning of the space age. In today's world, space exploration is a controversial topic and humankind faces the important decisions about the further implementation of space exploration, because billions of dollars are spent annually for the developing of space technologies. Until now, the space exploration technologies have evolved significantly. At present, there are many private and public companies which are engaged in the realization of space missions.
To sum up the similarities, President Obama and former president Reagan drew upon the indomitable spirit of the American people and the exploration of the unknowns to find ways to peacefully fund space program efforts. Respectively, they saw economic benefits to being leaders of space exploration. The differences are seen largely through the administrative details in government size. The challenges of leading a space program in the greatest nation can be intimidating. Each president, as mentioned, has come away with noteworthy advancements in the future of mankind’s space
In addition to easily falsifying scientific data, it is possible for a society to invest heavily in impractical science explorations. For example, in a 2015 news article from space.com, writer Dan Leone outlines the vast amount of spending NASA has used in recent years. Leone writes, "NASA 's Astrophysics division would get $607 million, $14 million of which would be for preliminary work on the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope: a dark-energy and exoplanet observatory" (Leone). Society 's resources should be wisely spent on practical experiments that can directly benefit people. Certain large scale, expensive projects, such as the telescope in development by NASA, receive excessive amounts of money from taxpayers even though they may not necessarily benefit society in the short term.
Historical Research Essay: The Space Race Rough Draft The Space Race was a race between democracy and communism, and the winner would ultimately determine which nation was more powerful. The Space Race was a time when the United States and the Soviet Union competed to find out which country had better technology and ideas. It was a turning point in history because it resulted in the United States taking the lead in the world of air and space, which changed the way the world functioned politically, scientifically, and technologically, it also affected pop culture in America and how we view our world as humans. The Space Race had one ultimate winner: a nation who had the technology, ideas, and total capabilities of reaching space for the first time in world history. About fifty-years ago Yuri Gagarin, a soviet cosmonaut became the first person in space, which gave the Soviet Union a massive lead in the Space Race against the
Before the space race The United States hadn’t done much exploring in space or what they could send up into space but this race with the Soviet Union encouraged the United States to start exploring their limits and everything outside of our world. The United States’ first achievement was the explorer one which was the first satellite sent into space. This helped them to understand their limits on space exploration as said in this quote "We believe that when men reach beyond this planet, they should leave their national differences behind them." President John F. Kennedy, 1962. The space race has impacted the world in a way that has given everyone the idea that there really are no limits if you set your mind to something and you really want to do
Next, in the commentary by Ayn Rand, it appeals to pathos and attempts to show the greatness of man-kind. However, in the political cartoon, "Transported" exhibits a strong pathos as well, but it shows that though man may have been successful in landing on the moon, it did not solve any problems here on earth. Each one of these pieces are strong and effective in their rhetorical appeals, making up in one area where they may have lacked in another. All four give very important opinions and views, whether similar or different, on a very complicated time as well as a time of one of the most impressive accomplishments man-kind