The Soviets successful launch shocked the whole world, giving the Soviet Union the respect for putting the first man-made object into outer space. The Americans successfully launched their first satellite four months after Sputnik I, called the Explorer I. The US would have had the first satellite in orbit if they were allowed to use military rockets from the beginning. But, Eisenhower was worried he would be called a warmonger if he used military rockets for launching a satellite into orbit. He told the sci... ... middle of paper ... ...faster than the Soviets during the Space Race.
The pressure was on the NASA, but all eyes were on James E. Webb, NASA Administrator, who was not even certain the U.S. could beat the Soviets to the moon. Chief Scientist Hugh Dryden calculated cost to the Federal budget to put a man on the moon would be a staggering $40 billion (the entire federal budget then was $ 98 billion.) Kennedy's child-like interest in the space project led the U.S. on a great adventure through space. Kennedy appointed Lyndon Johnson to balance the budget, so his promise to America was kept. Kennedy also took part in seeing two early space launches that put Alan Shepard and John Glenn in earth orbit.
Neil was an American astronaut from 1962-1971 and was the first man to ever step foot on the moon. He grew up in Ohio and that is where his fascination with flying began. Neil was a smart man and earned a Navy scholarship and enrolled at Purdue because of this. After studying Aeronautical engineering for two years Neil went to the navy. At the end of the Korean War, Neil Armstrong was awarded the Air medal three times.
The article "a" makes a big difference, and with over half a billion people watching his "moonwalk", he messed up on a big stage. The race originally started when the USSR launched Sputnik I, which sparked the race. JFK made his claim, and it had begun. The United States made NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency, and started on Project Apollo. After a lot of hard work, and mishaps, the United States were able to prevail, and launched Apollo 11, the first manned mission to ever land on the moon.
They drove the X-15 that could reach over 4,000 Miles per hour (biography.com). As in the service, Neil ran over seventy missions in ... ... middle of paper ... ...pay for another mission (Brinkley). Apollo 1 had a fire on the rocket and crashed, this changed everyone’s views on going into space (Brinkley). Neil stated, “91`There will not be another moon mission because humans have the attention span of a goldfish. We find something we like, use it, they forget about it and go on to the next bigger thing.
Recently, NASA has been spending billions of dollars in researching our second nearest planet, Mars. In understanding the scientific importance that such research can mean, the United States is justified in spending this money on NASA space missions to Mars. President John F. Kennedy said in 1961 that he believed that the United States could put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. Unfortunately, he never lived to see this prophetic feat performed. But in July of 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon before live audiences around the world.
What is Space Exploration? Space exploration is the ongoing discovery and exploration of structures that are in outer space which is evolving and growing space technology. Many people believe that the government should spend money to explore outer space while many do not. People wonder why billions of dollars are spent for space exploration and believe that the cost is more than the benefits, but what many people don’t realize is that everyone in the world benefits from it. Many think that it’s a waste of time and money because of an incident with the Columbia disaster that took the lives of seven Americans, but with the successful landing of Apollo 11 on the moon and other space mission people have gained knowledge and new technology for it.
The 1969 Moon Landing: A Giant Leap for Mankind For centuries, mankind has wanted to explore outside the world we live in and into outer space. The idea of landing on the moon seemed impossible. Defeating all odds on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, 38 years of age, made what many thought impossible, possible. He landed a spacecraft named the Eagle on the moon, and explored its surface with Edwin Aldrin. This event captured attention throughout the world.
On July 20, 1969, the United States’ Apollo 11 made it first manned mission to land on the moon. This landing included a team of 3 experienced astronauts, all of which had flown missions into space before. This team included Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. The plans for the manned moon exploration began during the Eisenhower administration. Although a manned moon landing proved to be an extreme challenge to the US, they were determined to do it.
In the rest of his speech he challenged the Nation’s smartest minds to build a rocket capable of lifting a man to the Moon and returning him safely to the earth. He also stressed that it would finally put America’s space program in front of the Soviets. The Russian’s had beat America not only to put a satellite in space, but a man too. Yuri Gagarin had orbited the earth just weeks before American astronaut Alan Shepard was sche... ... middle of paper ... ...A continues to look in to the future, building ever more complicated rockets and space vehicles, it is easy to see that the missions to come hold many new accomplishments and discoveries. Works Cited Aldrin, Buzz, and Ken Abraham.