From the start of the Space Race, the Soviet Union had the United States beat by sending the first satellite, the Sputnik, and the first man, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, into space. However, President Kennedy would not stand by as the Soviet Union began to run away with the space race. Kennedy addressed the nation by consulting Congress to “increase NASA’s budget by nine billion dollars”(Cox). This bold move made by Kennedy enabled the United States to make it to the moon first. Going to the moon first was a much higher feat than simply going into space because it required much more “precision while launching and higher equipped technology to go the extra distance”(Exploring Space). Due to the extra skill required to go to the moon, it showed how by the end of the Space Race the United States had superior technology. Since the Cold War was a fight for Global Power, going to the moon was a significant move for the United States because it showed that they had exceptional machinery. With this admirable technology, it solidified the United States’s reputation as a Global
"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too." This quote was made by John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1962, and it encompasses the dedication the US had to winning the Space Race, a space technology race between the United States and Soviet Russia. The Space Race would soon become a huge competition led by many big factors and decisions. Overall, The Space Race started with the USSR's launch of Sputnik, an event which fueled nationalism in both countries, and ended with the United States landing a man on the moon.
The 1976 book, “We Never Went to the Moon”, by Bill Kaysing attracts a different type of audience in comparison to Sibrel. The title of this book has a more serious tone as it making a clear claim that “we”, the United States have never been to the moon. The audience of this text is targeted towards adults who have a deep understanding of science, specifically science related to space objects and their interactions, along with those are very curious about the moon landing. In the beginning of the book, the author specifically mentions that only thirty percent of adults believe that the landing was staged, meaning the author is trying to convince the rest of the adults in the country, who are the audience of the book. Also, the book contains historical context detailing how rockets originated to give the readers information of how space rockets started before diving into the moon landing speculation. Next, many pictures of the laboratories used to construct and test space rockets are shown so that reader understands the process it took to get there. The book is targeting those want to learn more than just evidence of the staging of the landing. Throughout
On July 16, 1969, NASA launched a shuttle into space containing Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin. They were going to be the first people to step foot on the Moon. This mission into the unknown caused a commotion on Earth. Many reputable news sources across the world created various sources about this event. These are weighted with the high emotions that ran through the world as well as the facts gathered as the brave men first put their footprints on the barren surface of the Moon. The creators of each peice used logos, pathos, and ethos to get the desired response from their audiences.
On July 20, 1969 the world watched an American astronaut, Neil Armstrong takes the very first steps onto the surface of the moon. While his colleague Edwin Aldrin watched every activity Neil did from inside the craft. During this time Herb Lock’s cartoon, “Transported” demonstrates a contrast between two worlds, the earth and the moon. In the article “Man takes Takes First Steps on the Moon’ by the Times of London the article explains what Neil and Edwin had to do, to be safe during their visit to the moon. In “The July 16, 1969, Launch: A Symbol of Man’s Greatness” by Ayn Rand, she states the achievements of man taking the first steps on the moon. In the speech “Event of Moon Disaster” by William Safire, he prepared a speech for President
Those inspiring words of the first man on the moon sure have made their mark in history. Not only did Apollo 11, the first successful mission in landing man on the moon, affect future space discovery, it impacted the world, by helping people understand how much they can be capable. For those reasons , putting man on the moon was and still is a significant moment to this day for all people.
Former baseball player Tommy Lasorda once said, “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” The journey of our life is full of winding paths and concrete obstacles whose sole goal is to slow us down, and to attempt to block us from reaching our ultimate goal in life, whatever that may be. These barriers are there for several different reasons, whether it be mental or physical. Sometimes these obstacles are motivated by fear, other times they exist simply because we have to make a decision, and that decision can be life changing. But through our determination, and through our perseverance, we can achieve what these barriers told us was impossible, and can pursue the path in our life that leads us to our ultimate self. Throughout my life, I have had thousands of barriers stand in my path. And the only way I was able to defeat them was through conquering my fears, and breaking my limits in order to achieve excellence.
On May 25, 1961 President John F. Kennedy paved the way for the world’s first lunar landing when he announced the US’s ambitious goal to place an American on the moon before the end of the decade. This historic announcement was fueled by desires to beat the Soviet Union, and show the United State’s dominance, the need for a uniting cause among the American people, and a desire to lead the world in the scientific field.
America’s space program is undoubtedly one of its greatest modern achievements. Few people cannot recall the famous quote “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” or do not know where it came from. The story leading up to the moment a man walked on the moon, as well as everything that came after, is just as interesting and important as the moment itself. The significance of the history of America’s aeronautics programs cannot possibly be overestimated, and their story is one that is incredibly important to the modern world of today. It would not be the nation that it is, with the technology it possesses, without its crucial involvement in the “space race”. If the technology that sent a man to the moon did not exist, our daily lives would be impacted and basic tools would be missing. Beginning with America’s first official aeronautics organization, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (or NACA) and continuing through to the present day and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (or NASA), the story of America’s aerospace programs is interesting and extremely important. It is a story that spans many years and giant leaps in technology, and involves important locations like Wallops Flight Facility and Kennedy Space Center. From the early beginnings of NACA and Wallops, and continuing on to the rise and success of NASA and Kennedy Space Center, aeronautics
It was on July 20, 1969 that Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon, and said his most famous words, "That 's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." 45 years later NASA calls the Apollo 11 missions one of the crowning achievements of the 20th century. Started after President Kennedy’s speech to send a man to the moon, NASA had to play catch up in order to beat the Soviet Union and become the first country to land a man on the moon.
“First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. We propose to accelerate the development of the appropriate lunar space craft.”
The trip around the world continued the “space race” between countries. There were other trips into space later on. One of the major space trips years after Glenn was the “man on the moon.” On July twentieth, nineteen sixty-nine, Neil Armstrong, an American astronaut was the first man to walk on the moon. His famous words are “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Space journeys continued the years following the “man on the moon.” Machines are used to record space by taking pictures in order to obtain more information concerning space.
Space exploration has come a long way from the moon landing of July 20, 1969.
Sending humans into space is far more momentous than robots. In 1962, President Kennedy gave a speech spurring the interest of space in America. This speech led to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) budget increasing to over four percent of the federal budget in the 1960’s, which helped get the first humans to the moon. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped off of Apollo 11 and said: “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” This historic moment was a huge milestone for the entire world, as it showed what we could achieve.