On September 12, 1962; John F Kennedy gathered the nation at Rice stadium in Houston Texas to give a speech about the Space Race. The speech was so inspiring that Americans wanted to practically go in space right there and then. The mission to land a man on the moon was called Apollo 11. The soviets got off to a much better start than the Americans did. In 1957 the soviets launched the first ever satellite in space called “Sputnick”.
In the Peace Corps, Americans can volunteer to work anywhere in the world where assistance is needed. Another major issue Kennedy addressed was trying to beat the soviets to space. He asked congress to approve more than 22 billion dollars for project Apollo, which would land astronauts on the moon. Making him the first president to send people to space and to ask for 22 billion dollars. He was also known for taking part in the Cuban Missil crisis.
The Space Race refers to the 20th century competition for dominance of space flight capability during the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. They both sought to prove their superiority in its technology, military power, and extensively their political-economic systems. Between 1957 and 1975, space programs were established and man was sending satellites and their own people into space. The Space Race impacted both countries and paved the way for current technologies used today. On October 1, 1957, the Soviet Union launched its first satellite.
This scientific study will analyze the first moon landing by NASA in the Apollo 11 space mission from July 16th to July 20th in 1969. The launching of the Apollo II program was the first designated landing of a space vehicle in the history of the human race. Under the leadership of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, the Apollo 11 mission defined one of the most important acheivements of early astronuatics in the Apollo space program. The initial stage of the mission involved being launched from the Kennedy Space Center by a Saturn V rocket. This rocket had three major parts involved in the space mission, which included a command module, service module, and lunar module that carried the three astronauts into space after the launch.
They studied the surface and collected rocks, and after a day, they left and docked with Collins while he was in orbit then all three flew back. He was known as a worldwide hero for being the first person to walk on the moon. In 1978 Armstrong received presidential Medal of Freedom, and in 2009 he received congressional gold medal and the collier trophy. (Smith, John M, and Tim Cawkwell, the World Encyclopedia of the Film) Neil Armstrong’s impact on society was big because he was the
government actions during the beginning of the space race was the establishment of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A few short months after Sputnik the U.S. attempted to launch its own Vanguard satellite. The rocket lifted off the pad at Cape Canaveral, FL and blew up shortly after. It was clear that the U.S. needed a more organized approach to winning the race against Russia. Therefore, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act in 1958, which established NASA as America’s leading entity in in space utilization.
The future of space exploration will have forever changed from this moment on. On July 16,1969, man did the impossible, and landed on the Moon. The mission to arrive in total lasted a little bit over eight days. July 20 was the official day of the landing. The whole idea started with the President of the United States at the time, John F. Kennedy.
On September 12, 1962, at Rice University in Houston Texas, John F. Kennedy gave a powerful speech to garner support for the funding of the space race for the USA. He stated the importance of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade in its efforts against the Soviet Union and the expectation was met in 1969 by the astronaut Neil Armstrong. His speech forged a new path that the US was heading and inherently started the revolution of the exploration of outer space. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” makes use of ethos and Kairos to persuade the people of America to become interested in and invest in the ongoing space race. A very important factor in JFK’s speech was his effective use of rhetoric, notably ethos, which he used to make himself become more believable and authoritative.
The emotions provide more support for the program to outrun the Soviet Union in this competition as the president fires up their emotion. The president even uses logical arguments to convince the audience. He goes on to explain the highly costs that are required to reach the moon and how to provide new benefits to the nation. Also, he gives several examples of the benefits of the space programs that provides the nation with different advantages. “The space effort itself, while still in its infancy, has already created a great number of new companies, and tens of thousands of new jobs.
The Viet Cong eventually lost power and disappeared as well after the war when both the South and North unified. The United States had joined the fight because of the Containment Policy, Domino effect theory, and the attacks against the US by North Vietnam. The United States believed that it was their responsibility to contain Communism. They wanted to stop the spread of communism across the world. They saw that Vietnam as the start of the spread of Communism so it contributed as one of the reasons of going to war.