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.
In correlation to the Space Race, The Soviets were less than happy to find out there was competition to place the first man on the moon. Russia made multiple threats to the United States,
Also known as the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, it was the first international treaty to lay the foundations for what States believed should be regulated practice and standards in the reaches of space. It would be followed by many others as the need for new changes or agreements would occur. The Outer Space Treaty begins with Article I, in which it states that the exploration of outer space should “…be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of countries…” and that the moon “shall be free for exploration and use by all states without discrimination of any kind…” This attitude and line of reasoning fit the paranoia of the Cold War age, and reflected the interests of powerful states; that no one should have any large advantage by being able to send satellites and other objects into space for non-peaceful purposes. Article IV goes on to specifically specify the banning of placing nuclear weapons in space, military bases, and testing of any kind related to the military. It was vital that the treaty explain and specify the difference between scientific and military research, and lay the line that States were not allowed to
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.
Escaping from aliens, like in the book Have Space Suit -Will Travel, and real-life scientists trying to control the weather have a couple similarities. They both have situations that can be solve with learning and innovation skills. These skills can be divided into creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, and communication and collaboration. These three learning and innovation skills, when used effectively, can lead to positive outcomes in difficult situations and problem solving. First, applying creativity and innovation means thinking of multiple ideas and testing them to help in any situation.
The speech accomplished what it was after because NASA got a man on the moon in 1969, but JFK never got to see the event. Even though he never saw the event, any speech can be compared to his “We Chose to go to the Moon” because every speech has a purpose and uses rhetorical components in some way that benefits the speaker. Pathos, ethos, and logos were used so that the audience gets the speaker what he/she wants. That was the same as what Kennedy did through his speech. At the end of the speech Kennedy again, talks about how people spent money on tobacco products instead of the space program.
Space Exploration: Apollo missions Some of their motivations. They had curiosity about to go beyond of what they already know, touch the stars and inspire generations to pursue science and research as a way of life. Also, NASA team transformed what could be impossible in what was possible, among others. Some of the questions that they had in one of their missions were: How do we go to the Moon? How can finance this mission?
The Soviets accidentally provoked the space race. In 1961 the Soviets were the first to send a man to space, his name was Yuri Gagarin. (History.com staff 2010)The Americans thought that the Russians were trying to challenge them so the Americans pondered that they could do way better than that,
People then often ask, “where are the stars?” and scientists reply that the stars are too faint for the camera to pick up, but others dismiss the idea by saying that is absurd. John Fuller, also writes, “in one of the most famous pictures of the moon there is a “c” rock; a rock that has the letter “c” on it. This makes it seem as if everything was staged and the rocks were merely props- only the set designer was careless enough to not flip the rock over, revealing the letter.” NASA opposes all moon landing theories with their most compelling evidence; “Geologists worldwide have been examining the lunar rocks brought back by astronauts for many years-the rocks simply could not have been collected or manufactured on Earth.”
When the first space shuttle was launched into space, the world changed forever. New information was able to be discovered through exploration. The most famous space shuttle would probably be the Challenger. The Challenger was the first space -shuttle to attempt to take a normal civilian, Christa McAuliffe, into space, and also the first space shuttle to explode. Although the Challenger exploded, Christa McAuliffe was unknowingly made into a legend as the first attempted civilian in space; even though she never made it to space, she inspired many to work for their dreams.
The space race was not just about who lands on the moon first, it was much more than that. The space race during the Cold War was the discovery of space by the Soviet Union and the United States. From 1955 to 1972 these two superpowers battled each other for supremacy in space flight technologies, with each country launching multiple satellites and manned missions into space. The Soviet Union started the space race with Sputnik and the United States ended it with the first man on the moon. Although some people think that the Cold War affected American domestic life negatively it did not.