In response to this, the United States created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to quickly catch up and create better and more advanced satellites and propel America forward into leading the race and eventually answer and discover questions that has made mankind wonder for many years and centurie... ... middle of paper ... ...he world? : The space race has made America a more dominant power in the world. It has progressed it politically to mark itself as a greater more powerful nation. Socially, the citizens of America are amazed by how the United States was able to win the space race by landing on the closest outer space object in history. However, though it is controversial that the soviet union should’ve won since they were the first to send an orbiting man, the United States has won the race to seize and gain control and dominance in space.
The political, social, and economic changes impacted the relationship between the two countries. Many of the issues began when they took the fight to space to see who had the best technology, military firepower, and stronger social, political, and economic systems. Politics was the main point, over science, in Americas point of view of the Space Race, but to the Soviets it was Science over everything. The Space Race was a giant step into the United States winning the Cold War.
The “Space Race” of the 1960’s between the US and Russia was very expensive but it yielded a tremendous number of technological advances. It has long been said that the exploration of the cosmos should be secondary to more important things like resolutions to problems on Earth. However, as scientists and engineers reach further and further out into the outer limits of the stars, they gain equally substantial insight on how to solve problems on Earth. The first moon landing brought Unity to America but it also led to conspiracy. Even though it happened in 1969, the first moon landing had a lasting effect on the world.
And thus, the birth of the National Aeronautic Space Association (NASA). NASA was created during the Cold War as the United States competed with the Soviet Union to discover a world beyond our knowledge. NASA was an association created to ‘one-up’ the Soviet Union during the 1960’s. While the Cold War was consuming the public’s attention, scientists searched for a more effective way to use the atomic bomb. It was soon discovered that launching a rocket from space could easily reach any nation on earth and so begun the “Space Race”.
Landing on the moon was a great leap for mankind and technology as a whole. The Space Race was the major cause of the moon landing itself, but provided the United States with more victories than ever imaginable. They took the victory of Cold War, making thousands of inventions, and introducing new space shuttles and models. As Neil Armstrong once said "That's one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind."
The United States was obsessed with space technology flexing its muscles at acquiring more arsenals albeit to expand supremacy. The world watched as the two super powers rivaled each other. Russia had won the lunar battle but the race was far from over (Reeves 42). America was furious and started a propaganda that since the USSR had the capability of propelling a satellite into space no telling they could do severe harm to the United States by sending nuclear weapons from space and ... ... middle of paper ... ...?NASA’s advancements in technology continues to generate billions of dollars, provide employment to numerous people and most importantly ,save lives. Today we see more and more young people taking up careers and jobs in the field of science.
The two biggest superpowers of the world were waging a war: a war of supremacy. Indeed, the U.S needed to beat its rival, the Soviet Union, to win the Cold War. Both nations wanted to be the first on the moon, therefore, the United States strived to win the Space Race and consequently have victory over the Cold War. Given these facts, the Space Race not only helped the Americans have advantage in the Cold War, but has also affected America to this day. It was a difficult moment in the late 1950s in America.
The Vostok Program The Vostok Space Program, launched by the USSR during the Cold War, was a huge breakthrough in the field of astronautics. This program managed to launch the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, which left Americans speechless. The Russians’ achievements provoked America to start keeping up with them. The Russians’ and the Americans’ struggle to be the most technologically advanced nation in the world is known as the Space Race. As a consequence of their race, many inventions and advancements came into being, many of them being used for other purposes than astronautics.
Project Apollo (Apollo Program) It was May 25 1961, tensions from the Cold War were rising and on this day, President John F. Kennedy promised Americans that an American would walk on the moon by the close of the decade. This promise led to the creation of the Apollo program, with the sole mission of landing an American on the moon. Immediately after JFK’s speech at Rice Stadium, he had gained immense support from the American people and started the race to the moon against the Soviets. Project Apollo remains one of the most important programs in our recent history and still has a large impact on society today because it started a technological revolution that contributed to modern technology, helping pave the way towards modern space exploration, and it helped lead America through a time of crisis. The idea of sending a man into space was conceived in early 1961 by JFK.
Since the launch of Sputnik 1, Russia and America continually compete against one another in the exploration of space. The idea of exploring a new frontier intrigued the citizens of both countries. The race to achieve the first successful launch into space created the institution of two independent space programs, the Soviet Space Program and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Since their origins, the agencies contrasted in mission procedures, construction, and view of space’s applications. Though the two programs ultimately amalgamated to further exploration and elevate productivity, Russia proves the victor as it dominates the gateway to space.