Nasa was a very important part to the Space race as it was the U.S. organisation that helped build an aircraft that could launch human beings into space; hence ‘the first man on the moon’.
The Apollo 11 was the first mission to send men to the moon and have them take a step on another planetary body. The objective of this mission was to complete a national goal of a lunar landing set by President John F. Kennedy. People all around the world were anxiously waiting to see the mission fail or succeed; everyone had heard about it from newspapers to the television, and even going to see Apollo 11 launch in person. Two articles had been made to show the dangerous circumstances Armstrong and Aldrin would have faced outside of Earth in the unknown outer space. Another article shows the success of the two men sacrificing their lives to achieve something no man has ever done. “In Event of Moon Disaster” and “The July 16, 1969, Launch: A Symbol of Man’s Greatness” are two articles that have different purposes and how effective they have been, are affected by speaker, audience, and subject, and each article appeals to its own senses of logos, ethos, and pathos. The biggest benefit of Apollo was the inspiration it gave to a growing generation to get into science and aerospace-Buzz Aldrin.
On May 25, 1961 president John F. Kennedy delivered a speech of an ambitious goal to send an American to the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of the decade. “ I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth” (kennedy, 1961). With this speech Kennedy created a new period in space exploration in the united states. America was at a standstill with space exploration and Russia had already launched a satellite into space in 1957, all America needed was a push which is what president Kennedy gave us.
The Apollo 11 mission was a huge accomplishment, not only for the United States, but for the entire future of space exploration. The mission impacted the world as we know it, and opened up a whole new realm for us to explore. Apollo 11 was a massive undertaking many thought would never succeed, but now it could be considered the most memorable space experience of all time. Because of its magnitude, many writers wrote about the mission. The writers of that time wrote about the chance for disaster, the jaw dropping launch, the first steps on the moon, and the controversy that surrounded the first mission to the moon.
Lastly the Moon Landing was a huge achievement that ended a decade of new ideas and the space race between USSR and the US. On July 20th, 1969 the United States successfully sent three astronauts into space and had two astronauts Edwin “BUZZ” Aldrin and Neil Armstrong actually walked on and placed the American flag on the moon while also collecting moon rocks for scientific research. This accomplishment probably never would have happened if it wasn’t for President John F. Kennedy who gave his man on the moon speech after the USSR successfully sent a satellite into space known as Sputnik. JFK challenges the American people to learn how to do math and science at advanced level to catch up to the Russians. He then states in his speech “We choose to
In doing research on space exploration and specifically the Apollo Missions, I have learned a lot about the purpose and significance behind this exploration. The goals set by NASA for these missions was to “establish technology to meet other national interests in space, achieve preeminence in space for the United States and develop man's capability to work in the lunar environment”. The motivation to get a man to the moon (Apollo 11) had a lot to do with the Cold War with the Soviet Union. President John F. Kennedy gave a speech that was aimed to convince the people that it was time to advance and play our part in the world. Thousands of people worked on this project, but it was really a national effort. Several questions arose as each of the
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.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is perhaps the most well known space agency in the world. Since its formation in 19581, it has pioneered in space science, yet is also renowned for its large budget. NASA has the highest budget of any space agency, $18.6 billion2 in 2015, the equivalent of every American paying $54 towards the agency3, meaning 0.14% of total GDP is spent on NASA3 . This money is spent on the ISS, sending astronauts, probes and satellites into space, astrophysics and planetary science research, maintaining and developing NASA’s space telescopes (the Wide Field Infrared Survey telescope searching for dark energy and exoplanets, the James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope) and developing spacecraft2. Space exploration is an incredibly expensive process with one shuttle launch costing $450 million4 however NASA’s colossal budget benefits the USA greatly; the agency employs 18,000 people5 as astronauts, engineers, scientists and teachers and G. Scott Hubbard, former director of the NASA Ames Research Center estimates that every dollar spent on NASA returns $8 to the economy6.While this figure is an estimate, it demonstrates NASA’s worth and capacity for money making. NASA works on pioneering research and as its patents and licenses return to the US treasury, it
Wow, can you believe it has almost been 50 years since the Space Race. It is just unbelievable, and we still travel to space today. One of the traffic accomplishments we did, was that we were the first to land a man on the moon. It sparked an uprising, and gave our nation great pride. But, in the end, it's thanks to the chivalrous astronauts, the perilous mission, and their legacy, that we succeeded.
The subject that I chose to research is the Apollo missions. After reading 50 Years of Americans in Space I was amazed and the continuous path of discoveries and exploration. When NASA was just beginning it had a spaceflight program that’s goals were to simply be able to survive out in space. From there they continued to push the boundaries, to try harder and get farther and in 1969 they landed on the moon. Along the way so many questions were asked, theories were tested, and lives were risked and lost.
When Sputnik 1 had launched, many looked upon Dwight D. Eisenhower, the president at the time, to see how he’d oppose. Sputnik allowed Eisenhower to show his leadership as he created NASA and The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to work alongside each other. This along with many achievements following Sputnik showed Eisenhower’s tenacious attitude towards the Space Race, satisfying his nation (Herbert para. 6). On May 5, 1961, John F. Kennedy publicly announced the goal for America to have man landing on the moon by the end of the decade, clearly setting the finish line to the space race (“Space” para. 5). With this bold statement, it shocked many Americans including the ones in the space program as they were months to years behind the Soviet’s space program. With his goal set high, JFK feared that Americans would lose interest in the race, therefore wanting the Soviets to increase their productivity with the program sparking the interest back for Americans. Also fearing the high amounts of funding needed to launch rockets to space, in order to prevent being criticized by the American people thinking it was just a waste of money, he needed the people to believe in the program (Herbert para. 3). Consequently, President Kennedy, at Rice Stadium on September 12, 1962 gave his “We choose to go to the moon” speech.
On May 25, 1961 President John F. Kennedy gave an inspirational speech stating, “I believe 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 Earth” (“Apollo 11”). This small statement would make a huge impact on the world. Amazingly enough a short eight years later Apollo 11 would lift off from Kennedy Space Center. Inside would contain two men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who would live out the rest of their lives in fame of being the first humans on the
It is a great source of validated information that is given by the author to explain not only the reasons behind the race to the moon but also the President’s personal view in the matter as well. Using interviews from the people who had been involved in the race to space was a greater approach to explaining history. The audiences that this book has aimed toward are the young adults and adults that are interested in the history of the Race to the Moon. If you are looking for a well-rounded political stand point on the history of the Race to the Moon, this book is an excellent
Technology has been useful to mankind in the past through our motivation to move forward. For example, the Apollo program was the greatest peacetime mobilization in the United States. NASA spent about 180 million dollars of the federal budget, employed 400,000 people, and collaborated with about 20,000 companies and organizations. The program was not only a victory for the West from the Cold War, it increased our curiosity of what technology is capable of. The astronauts went to the moon because it was a big thing to do. However, landing on the moon would not have happened if it were not for the long series of technological triumphs like the assembly line and the airplane.