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.
And tonight, I’ve made up my mind. One of us will fly to Mars!” (p. 1). To explain this quote, Fiorello basically proves Bramante wrong, when Bramante is talking of how there is no earthly way that he is able to go to space, and then he talks of how he has saved up enough money already, and it’s guaranteed that one of his family is going to Mars. “Maria looked at her husband. “What have you done?” she said.
It was a major challenge that cost 25 Billion dollars to the Americans(“NASA”), but that could have an incredible impact on the world by improving technology and how people were perceiving the world. The Soviet proposed a moon program, so that both nation could collaborate effectively together in order to develop new technologies and be on the moon faster, unfortunately because of their opposite opinions and point of view this program failed and both countries worked alone (“The Space Race”). The USA were determined, this could really change their position on the international scene. NASA scientists developed the Apollo 11 (“Cadbury”), a rocket capable of sending three astronauts to the moon and come safely back on Earth. The astronauts were Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins (University Nebraska).
Kennedy and his Administration during the Cold War. I also think that I will no longer refer to him as one of the American Presidents who was assassinated, I am now able to refer to him due to his many speeches such as the ‘’peace’ speech and the ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech. I also know am aware that he was an integral part of the space race which helped Neil Armstrong become the first man on the Moon in ‘69. This was important to me as I had not gotten to learn about him in history before but now I feel confident on my knowledge of the late President. I think that considering all the conspiracies surrounding his death his accomplishments have been somewhat forgotten which is a shame considering he was a part of the building of modern day
American Astronauts landed on the Moon for the first time while Nixon was in office. His quest as a president was world stability with other countries. Nixon had won his second term as president, but that is when his presidency took a turn downhill. President Nixon is the only president to resign while in office 0n August 8, 1974. He was being investigated for the Watergate scandal, and was on a road to being impeached as president.
John F. Kennedy had many presidential feats. Unfortunately his term was cut short due to Lee Harvey Oswald. The Rice Stadium Moon Speech was important to the U.S. because it declared our mission to send a man to the moon before Russia (Kennedy). This speech reveals that around this time, our technology was behind, and it was time to show the world that we were superior in all aspects. Part of the reason Kennedy wrote the speech was for the pride of the U.S. citizens.
This movie was won two Golden Globes as well. The Martian may not seem like a movie for teenagers, but it turns out being very interesting and humorous. This isn 't your average space movie by any means. Most space movies are always on the Moon but this one is on Mars. When Mark finds out he is alone he first realizes that they don 't know he 's alive otherwise they wouldn 't have left him on Mars, alone.
The last astronaut’s job was to Pilot the aircraft in Lunar orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin had finished collecting samples. Neil Armstong was officially the first man on the moon. Together Armstong and Aldrin collected about 47.5 pounds of Lunar resources to bring back to earth for testing. Overall the mission was a success in the fact that America beat the soviets in the Space Race, and also collect almost 50 pounds of Lunar resources. Apollo 11 returned 18 days later on July 24th to be greeted by a huge crowd.
This was a major thing because other countries hate Americans and America and this gives them a chance to see that we aren’t so bad. Over 210,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in 139 countries, still in effect today. JFK was the push behind America having the first man on the moon. He even wanted to donate money, and that he did to the Space Program in order for this dream to be made possible. Sadly all good things have to come to an end, maybe not the way we wanted it to.
If I asked you “What does NASA stand for?” you would probably say either “Need another seven astronauts” or “Need another shuttle also”. Today those jokes can’t be funny because NASA’s funding has been cut by congress, so they could probably use more astronauts and another space shuttle, but they don 't have the funding to hire more people and or keep up with today 's progress. NASA’s funding shouldn’t be cut by the government because NASA doesn’t have much money to support its educational programs, NASA also doesn’t have the funding to keep up with technology, so NASA can’t send anyone into space until 2021, and they won’t have the ability to keep up with the progress which will set them back generations. NASA has recently halted some of their educational programs due to budget cuts and American citizens are not happy. Children and educators around the U.S. are outraged by the budget cut.