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  • The Space Race

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    The space race was an important time in history, for the U.S, USSR, and the rest of the world. Soon after World War II, the Soviet Union and United States began a global battle, communism against democracy. Space became a huge entity in the "war." Each side spend billions on besting each other's achievements in what later became known as the famous "Space Race." The Cold War was the United States capitalists, versus the Soviet communists. It wasn't an actual war, but more of a grudge, because there

  • Impact Of The Space Race

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    RQ: How and to what extent did the Space Race have a impact on United States’s defense technologies? On October 4th, 1957 the Soviet Union launched the first ever satellite, Sputnik. The launch of Sputnik sent the United States into a frenzy, beginning the Space Race, and the innovation of technology as a whole. The Space Race most importantly had a major impact on the evolution of the United States’s defense technologies through the launch of Sputnik. The Space Race sparked the United States battle

  • Space: The Space Race

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    The space race was the event the began the interest in space exploration. It all started in 1957 during the Cold War, when there was tension between America and the Soviet Union. There was also new technology from the war. According to Murray (Date unknown) “Many people believed the nation that controlled the skies could win any war.”(para. 5). So when the Soviet Union decided to launch the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, into orbit America was not happy. In counter to the Soviet Union's

  • Essay On The Space Race

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    The Space Race Imagine you’re running in a race, all you have to do to win is run fast and go past the finish line first. Now, imagine you’re in another race, but to win you must walk on the moon! The United States and the Soviets had that kind of race during the Cold War, called the Space Race. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a Cold War is “a state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare, in particular

  • The Space Race, A Space Technology Race

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    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 Race Into Space

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    Student C The Race into Space Introduction: As many people may know, the U.S.A. went to the moon first, but what they don’t know is the story behind the space race. So, I’m going to tell you about it. For example, J.F.K.’s speech. Also, about just the space space race. Lastly, about who got there first and how. J.F.K.’s Speech: J.F.K. wanted to do something new while he was president, and in my opinion, that “something new” was to go to the moon. Kennedy said his speech at Rice University because

  • Essay On The Space Race

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    explore on Earth, Space is infinite. The Space Race was a historical competition between the Soviet Union and the United States for the first humans to reach the moon. Taking place during 1957-1975, the Space Race showcased the determination between the two nations to display who had the superior science and technology knowledge. After the Russians created the first satellite, the United States felt threatened that the Soviet Union would have military control over space and began to race against their

  • Sputnik And The Space Race

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    towards space programs, such as NASA, exceeding nearly 25 billion dollars(100 billion dollars today) and consuming much of the government’s time and attention. The events preceding Sputnik’s christening have become known as the Space Race, and have turned into a superbly important time in modern history and research. In the entirety of the space race, as previously stated, the US government spent a very large sum of money on research, and actually created two brand new branches of space programs

  • The Space Race Analysis

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    The Space Race greatly affected American Politics and left a stellar legacy on Earth along with the discovery of many useful products used in space technology modified for modern day use. Evan Herbert exclaims how The Space Race affected American Politics by stating; “The presidencies of Eisenhower and Kennedy were put under great strain during this intense rivalry between these two world super powers. Eisenhower assertiveness was questioned after the Soviet launching of their Sputnik satellite.

  • Sputnik And The Space Race

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    panic through Americans. Both the US and USSR were trying to be the first ones into space. So this failure had pushed the US to work harder and led to the creation of NASA.The creation of NASA had lead to the start of the space race. Space race conflicts had lasted over the next 30 years until the Americans had finally claimed the victory in the space race. There were many different influences to the space race, yet the main influence was the tensions during the cold war. The cold war was still