Space Race Explained

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Space Race Explained In the 1950’s and 1960’s, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a contest. The space was rather primitive, to a degree. It focused on the naming of a country (countries) as superior over the others. Begun with the excuse of contributing, even if it was true, to international space science. Each accomplishment recognized represented an upgrade in score for those who were keeping tabs (everyone really). Yet even though the outcome was favorable for a certain organization in points the real “winner” was determined by the transporting a human to the moon, first. The beginning was marked on October 4, 1957 when the Soviet Union (USSR) launched a satellite into orbit (The USA hadn’t done anything close to this at this point) around the Earth. Sputnick 1 (as it was named) was then followed by Sputnick 2 making an even bigger impact on the USSR’s standing considering it now became the first satellite to carry life (a dog named Lika) from Earth to space. And, in an attempt to catch up (as they probably…show more content…
The first ever. This was definitely important, at least more than any previous events in a way. Even when the USA seemed to be losing yet were successful a launching the Explorer 1 (in January, 31, 1958 as previously mentioned after the launch of Sputnick 1) satellite it wasn’t what brought victory. After this event both men Alana Sheppard (first American in space) and John Glenn (first American to orbit the Earth) accomplished great tasks. Russia then hit a mile stone with the failure of the launch of two men. America begins uplifting its rank and with NASAs Gemini program and the launch of 3 men into lunar orbit prepares the world for what comes next. The successful launch and landing of the Apollo 11 module on the moon, carrying human life. In an ideological way, the USA is crowned the winner and unofficially ends the space

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