Firstly, the author claims that because of the many technological advances due to the "Space Race", a commitment to a manned mission to Mars will produce similar results. Although there are many similarities between committing to sending a man to the moon and to sending a man to mars, it false for the author to assume that there will be similar technological and humanitarian advances. The 1960's is a very different time period from today and as a result, it is unknown whether a manned mission to Mars will prove to be a worthy investment. Additionally, a large part of the "space Race" can be attributed to the competition between the USSR and the USA during the Cold War. The competition for becoming the leader in space technology was very fierce and was very politically driven, allowing for huge amounts of money to be invested in space technology.
Another counter-argument against the hoax theory is the practicality of continuing the make believing for the rest of the Apollo missions. Conspiracy theorists claim that the reason the American government and N.A.S.A faked it was to swindle the American public out of billions of dollars. But how much more would it cost to bribe the people involved so they would keep quite and to pay for the thousands of exhibits and museums dedicated to the moon landings? It was said on a 2001 Fox TV Network program called, "Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?" that 20 percent of Americans doubt that we landed on the moon.
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.
This spacecraft swung past Jupiter on February 2007 for a gravity boost before continuing on the rest of the venture of the mission that was intended for a flyby of the dwarf planet, Pluto. On July 14, 2015, New Horizons made the closest approach to Pluto, sending back many pictures of the planet. Now, as part of the extended mission (pending NASA approval), the spacecraft is expected to head further into the Kuiper Belt. If able to, New Horizons will be examining ancient, icy mini-worlds that are at least a billion miles outside of Neptune’s orbit. We chose the Space Race as our topic of research, because the events of the Space Race became very vital to the space exploration we all know, and are familiar with today.
Moon Landing Conspiracy A great deal of people believe that the landing on the moon, or Apollo 11, did not happen. People think the U.S. filmed the “landing” in a studio because they were losing in the Space Race. The Space Race was a race to the moon between many, countries including the U.S. and the Soviet Union. At the time the U.S. was losing, so they had to land a person to the moon quicker than the Soviet Union. Did the landing on the moon actually happen, or was it all a lie?
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.
Ray Bradbury’s 1950 dystopian novel, The Rocket is a short science fiction classic based on a man who fantasizes of travelling to space. This futuristic tale communicates, how anyone is authorized to travel to space without any prior experience and preparation on how to operate and navigate a rocket. The story of the The Rocket, is based during a more advanced time in the future as anyone at that time is able to fly to space as long as they have money to support their trip, the protagonist is a father, named Fiorello who wants to bring his family to space, but to do that he must save a lot of money as the trips are far too expensive, nobody believes that he will be able to accomplish this task and even when people are that it’s impossible
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.
According to the article “Tossed in space: NASA plans to farm greens on the moon.” NASA will soon try to grow small plants, such as herbs and beets. They also say that there are some factors that could affect this like the high levels of radiation and an almost absent atmosphere. What if we had no moon? The article “Top 5 Things We Would Miss If We Didn’t Have A Moon.” by Ethan Siegel explains about how we wouldn’t have eclipses, our tides would be low, and how our axis tilt would vary over a large amount of time. Of course without a Moon, we couldn’t have eclipses, because there wouldn’t be anything to get in the way of Earth’s shadow.
Space exploration has long been a debated topic. From the days where there was controversy between whether the universe revolved around the Earth, because god made humans special, to whether Copernicus’s idea that the Earth and the other planets of the solar system revolve around the sun was true. Then there was the space race where there was a dilemma based on what was ethical to be produced and sent to space (such as weaponry during the cold war). The more contemporary problem involves the exploration of space and the danger that space debris poses. 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.