22). This is a book that explains many conspiracies. The conspiracy that I was most interested in is the Apollo project or you might know it as the moon landing. This book talks about how the moon landing conspiracy came to be. It started with a man by the name of Bill Kaysing in.
A lot of popular culture follows this, with shows like Myth buster’s evaluating and testing the evidence suggested by the conspiracy theorists. Before any evidence is evaluated, you have to begin to think what motive America would have to want to fake a moon landing, and what would provoke into people believing that it was hoaxed. At the time, The United States and Russia had been in a deep Cold War, both being terrified of nuclear annihilation. There was a speculation that the first country to land on the moon was capable of building a Nuclear Missile Base on the moon, thus starting the space race. There were 4 different motives that people believe why the United States of America would hoax a moon landing.
We learned a lot about the origin of the moon and also about the early history of the earth. Not to mention all the technological advances that were made such as the advancements in computers which were used to guide the Saturn V rocket into the earth's orbit (Howell). After all the benefits that we have reaped from going to the moon why would we stop. The problem is that with the advancement of technology a lot of space missions that used to require humans no longer do. That is why after George W. Bush announced the launch of a program designed to put men back on the moon many people, including astronomers came out against the idea (David).
Armstrong was the first man on the moon, but he had lots of things to do and pass before he could even step foot in a space rocket. He had to do training in special rooms that made it feel like he was on the moon. He learned how to fly a space capsule using a simulator. He tried on different kinds of space suits and studied ways to deal with emergencies if they were to happen. Armstrong thought very wisely on this choice, but he didn’t mind working to be successful in the long run.
The main aspect that lead to the Cuban missile crisis was the arms development between 1945-1963. The competition between the USA and USSR lead to bigger and more dangerous weapons, the increased threat these weapons bought created great tension that could only end with firing upon one another or a significant reduction of nuclear arms. In 1949 the USSR had matched the USA with the development of their own atom bomb. This sparked the battle for dominant power with the rapid development of hydrogen bombs, inter-continental ballistic missiles and huge advancements in satellite and missile delivery systems. These developments changed the US policies of brinkmanship and massive retaliations, as these methods only worked while the USA remained militarily superior.
If Truman hadn’t used the bomb the general public would’ve questioned why he wasted so much money and so many American lives by not using the only weapon that could end the war quickly. This would also effect his impression of him to the Americans. Truman could have been convinced that the atomic bomb would not have much of an after effect according to a letter to the President from the US Government War Department: “The bomb has no after effects that we know about, although we are not sure with such a new type of weapon.” This shows that the president did not know there would be such a significant after effect. This reason might have also helped with the decision because Truman did not think that there was going to be an after effect that would affect the future generations of Japan. The bomb dropped on Hiroshima was clearly for trying to stop the war, but according to a booklet published by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in 1985 the bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki was just an experiment to try out the second type of atomic bomb the scientists had
After spring 1945, with Japan in an extremely weak position, the United States was considering the following ways of bringing the long war to an end: invade the Japanese mainland in November 1945, ask the Soviet Union to join the war against Japan, assure continuation of the emperor system, or use the atomic bomb. The U.S. believed that if the atomic bomb could end the war, Soviet influence after the war would be restricted and domestically the tremendous cost of development would be justified. (1) After Germany's surrender, tension mounted between the U.S. and the Soviet Union regarding the disposition of postwar Europe. The U.S. began worrying about the increased influence the Soviets would obtain if they joined the war against Japan in mid-August as planned. The U.S. believed that if the atomic bomb ended the war, the U.S. would establish postwar supremacy over the Soviets.
He was very curious about its orbit, and wondered why it didn’t match up with what other scientists found through other calculations. He also predicted that there must be another planet or something similar beyond Uranus causing such an unusual orbit. He shared his discovery with an astronomer, Johann Gottried Galle at the Berlin Observatory. Galle located the object very soon after Le Verrier shared his information. The strange orbiting object was indeed a new planet – Neptune.
Kelly Roberts Dr. Jodie Nicotra ENGL 505 Essay #2 September 19, 2011 Reagan’s Challenger Disaster Speech Appealed to American Values The Cold War between the United States and Russia lasted for nearly 50 years. Throughout the war, the United States worked to maintain an international profile of superiority and power. No image demonstrated this more than that of rockets launching into space. The space race between the United States and Russia was more than just a show of strength, it served as a way for each country to show the other how quickly their technology was progressing. This may not seem important now, but at the time both countries were conducting top-secret nuclear research and while they did not want to publicly reveal their progress, they did want to project the message to the world that—whatever progress they had made—it was better and farther along than the progress of their enemies.
Thus, the technological advances resulted from space exploration reinforce the idea that the study of space is worth the cost. Another reason why space exploration is worth the money is because it is one of the few things that can unite America. Many cases in the recent history have united United States with the nation pride felt by the citizens when American achieves yet another feat. Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon in 1969, was American. Millions of people worldwide watched him plant the American flag on the moon, which is symbol of the success of the nation as a whole.