Space Race: Influence Of Landing On The Moon

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Period 3
Mrs Harris
Over the years mankind have never had any greater achievement than landing on the moon. It began with the urge of becoming one of the greatest nation in the world proving to others that their country is the greatest. And one nation called called America was on the path of proving that they are one of the best against, their rival Russia. During the early/mid 60’s America was in the midst of becoming a stronger nation but in their way was Russia. Russia ultimately beaten America first to orbit man around the Earth, yet it was only the beginning of the space race. Until a space crew, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael collins on Apollo 11 were the first crew to land on the moon beating Russia. After winning
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Kennedy’s upbringing of the space race. During the space race President John F. Kennedy was a remarkable and memorable leader. He was one of the reason why America had landed on the moon with the fundings all put into space exploration and one of his most famous speech that motivated everyone quote one of his lines "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space. -President Kennedy's, Address to Congress on Urgent National Needs, May 25, 1961”( ¨Apollo 11 Moon landing JFK Library 1”). This quote heavily affected America’s morale even that President Kennedy wanted provide $7billion to $9billion to the space program allowing NASA to produce more prototypes and test space …show more content…
It was about the public money poured into the sheer effort by a government determined to explore beyond the bounds of earth, now that every corner of the globe was known. It was about celebrating the wealthiest and most powerful nation the world has ever seen of other people, but the act of putting one of its own on another world. “If ever America deserved to feel proud – and the world instinctively felt proud of America – it was then. Of course, the moment is now seen within an historic context” (Man on the moon: moment of greatness that defined the American century