Logic would say that the United States of America and the USSR fought as allies during World War II. Their relationship could be described as friendly. In reality, that never happened and this idea that these two powers were friendly was illusory. Prior to the war, America saw the Soviet Union as the d... ... middle of paper ... ...or survival. Also, if the moon landing did not occur, we would not have been able to create more up to date models and send them into space to explore.
As humans our desire to visit space has never ceased, but our scientific advances have so far only allowed manned visits to the moon. There are many political factors that influence the ongoing attempts to engineer space tourism and future missions to Mars, which has been in the works since the twentieth century. High costs and risks involved in spaceflight due to the longevity in space and the effects of cosmic rays have been many of the setbacks in making it a reality. The United States is currently unable to conduct human spaceflight after losing its capability to launch upon the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. China National Space Administration and Russia Federal Space Agency are the only two government facilities that continue sending humans to space.
All countries have different goals towards different topics. Yet, space exploration can be the mortar to fill the cement of everyone 's divergent views. According to the Space review, Space is the goal for most nations. Nations that usually disagreed such as Russia and the U.S wanted to come together and achieve walking on the moon ! (Source A) The space race that occurred in the 1960s made world powers not think about topics such as communism or weaponry, but actual achievement.
Finally in October 1957, the USSR launched Sputnik into space. Thus began years of rivalry for control of outer space called the Space Race. This paper seeks to answer the question of which country won the Space Race. The answer to the question of who won the Space Race might be controversial, and it all depends on who you ask the question.It is an understanding that “mankind’s access to new frontiers has always been a major factor in in the future success of societies that exploited the opportunities when they arose ”(Richardson). The United States was obsessed with space technology flexing its muscles at acquiring more arsenals albeit to expand supremacy.
However, failed space missions can, and have, led to success and the developments of various factors – such as technology, communications and deeper scientific understanding. I plan to prove this through my project. The exploration of space is a controversial topic; there are various factors that contribute to understanding the impact of failed space missions. My analysis is focused mainly on the impact of specific failed space missions on future research and activity in terms of developments of space exploration. Space exploration creates a great dea... ... middle of paper ... ...e this never happens, and … perhaps it never will, but if it does, I hope the American people won’t think it’s too high a price to pay for our space program .” The fire emerged while the three men were executing a full-scale imitation of the anticipated launching at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 34 slightly later on in the year in February; however, the lunar landing mission was put on hold.
Michael Collins once proclaimed that, “It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice really; it’s an imperative.” People have always been fascinated by space exploration and it was during the 1950’s that the “race to space” took off. Both Russia and the United States wanted to be the first to travel into space and the first ones to land on the moon. Today, nations are still active in space exploration. This includes NASA (the U.S.), the Russian Federal Space Agency, CNSA (China), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), ISA (Italy), ROSA (Romania), and the Soviet Union.
“To date, only governments have managed to harness the capital and intellectual muscle necessary to launch rockets into orbit” (Seedhouse 4). SpaceX was able to break this boundary, as they were able to send a rocket into orbit to supply the ISS. Another improvement is different types of shuttles. Companies will have different shuttles for certain missions, and these will vary between companies, giving a variety of shuttles that can be used. “SpaceX’s vegicle is designed to return to Earth, which allows us to bring home some of the science on board the station,’ says NASA spokesman Joshua Byerly.
In the 1950s, space exploration represented the epitome of human scientific achievement. However, beginning in the 1970s, long-term goals of space exploration were shelved in favor of smaller projects that kept astronauts closer to Earth. Throughout the years, advocates have pushed for a return to space exploration, noting that valuable discoveries and technological advancements would likely emerge from such a program. In 2011, the United States ended its space shuttle program. While other countries such as China and Russia continue to expand their space programs today, American space exploration has been put to a halt.
It was soon discovered that launching a rocket from space could easily reach any nation on earth and so begun the “Space Race”. This created a whole new aspect to the idea of war. “Both the United States and the USSR believed that having superior technology would boost respect for their power and prestige on earth” (Moser, 14). However, the U.S. government was hesitant to let the scientists its scientists participate in this space race (Moser). Despite the governments opposing views, NASA was created to increase the research and information known on space.