Sputnik 1 Research Paper

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As you line up at the starting line you look left and see a muscular man primed to go, then you look right and see a very skinny man who looks like we could fly away with the slightest gust of wind, my question is who wins the race. This was how the world saw both the United States as well as the Soviet Union from the end of WWII until the launch of Sputnik 1. Up until the launch of Sputnik 1 the United States. Was thought to be the leading power in space technology, even though we could not get a rocket more than a few feet above the ground without exploding. Since the cold war started there had been tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, but once sputnik 1 launched it turned into a race for first place and the U.S. had not heard the starting gun. The way that Sputnik 1 affected space and technological advancement in the world now and in the 1950’s was immense.

Before the launch of Sputnik 1 the United States was the leading power in space and aeronautics since WWII. Which was brought about by the dropping of the atomic bombs over both Hiroshima and
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The satellite Voyager which was launched in 1998 is now the farthest working satellite from earth. It is 11.3 Billion miles from earth which means that it is leaving our solar system so he could possibly explore other worlds in the future. The use of these satellites allow for us to explore other planets. On September 28, 2015 NASA successfully announced that they have discovered water on Mars. This suggests that possibly that there may have once been life on the planet that was originally thought to be a barren wasteland. As the planet earth becomes more and more populated you can see how the world wants our people to go farther into our minds to find new ways to survive from everything to setting up a colony on
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