The United States And The Soviet Union

2006 Words May 4th, 2015 9 Pages
When people refer to the space race, they often think about the development of the negative connotation between the relations of the United States and the Soviet Union. For three years, the United States has not had a single space mission from their own funds, however, only fifty years ago, the space race had been largely emphasized and referred to as a start of a new era . It was a time period where there was an urge to achieve supremacy in the heavens, and the land. It was a seventeen year period, which lasted from 1955-1972, where the two cold war rivals spawned satellites, receptors, and space probes for the sole purpose to achieving new heights. Over the span, the United States established two main goals: imperialism throughout the world and restoring its identity in order to to show the world that they were the saviours similar to the role they played in World War II and expanded such a cause through the use of cartoons, unprecedented technology, and the Arm Race, where all started in “cape canaveral, the military industrial complex,” or the home of today’s NASA.
The United States used the negative Russian remarks as a tool to further develop and start off the space race with a positive note. These negative comments by the Russians was the bowling ball that started off the space race. The Russian president Nikita Krushchev, the catalyst of the space race repeatedly tried to cascade the United States “stat[ing] then that the existence of the Russian satellites proved…
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