How Far Can Space Travel Go?

1765 Words Apr 28th, 2015 8 Pages
How Far Can Space Travel Go? As humans, we are naturally curious about everything and we like to know and discover new things. Since 1957, when Russia (Soviet Union) launched the first satellite, Sputnik, into space we, as America, wanted to explore as well. This was our more competitive side showing. We wanted to discover more first. This eventually led to the Space Race (history.com) which was basically how it sounds. The world was in competition with one another to discover more about the universe and Earth to see who could discover more first. We are naturally curious and naturally competitive. Curiosity is similar to knowing when you’re hungry. Your brain sends messages to your body to let you know you’re hungry, or in this case, curiosity (howstuffworks.com). “Survival of the fittest” is what every person lives by to an extent whether they realize it or not. America has always bragged that we’re “#1” and always strives to do better than other countries in everything, whether it is sports, food, the Arms Race, the Human Genome Race, or the Space Race (psychologytoday.com). We want to be first. If there is anything out there, we want to be the first ones to find it. However, now, we don’t really compete against each other. We’re working together now so we can explore more and gain more out of exploration than competing. Archives.gov gives a timeline from the 1957, when the first satellite was launched, until about 2013. I wanted to talk about just the last fifteen…

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