The Space Race Essay by brown341

The Space Race
A overview of the history of the space race between the USSR and America.
# 63036 | 1,729 words | 4 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 18, 2005 in Astronomy (Space Exploration) , History (General)

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This essay provides a history of the United States' space program and its rationale for beginning such a program. It also gives information on the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to see who would be the first nation to put a man on the moon. It explains that when it looked as if the Soviets were ahead with the launching of the satellite Sputnik, America ultimately pulled through to finish first in the space race.

From the Paper:

"The United States's main rationale for carrying out a space exploration program was the rivalry with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Both nations had the desire to demonstrate a technological superiority of one form of government over another: a democratic state versus a communist dictatorship. So after both sides became aware that space flight was possible, the Cold War rivalry was the key that opened the door to aggressive space exploration on both sides."

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