Essays Tagged: "Space Race"

The 1960's

ights revolution, john f. Kennedy's bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. However, much was negative: student and anti-war ... h was aggravated by the u-2 incident, the Berlin wall, and the Cuban missile crisis, along with the space race with the U.S.S.R. The decade ended under the shadow of the Vietnam- war, which deeply div ...

(8 pages) 231 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Effects of Space Exploration on Modern Society

Space exploration has been increasing greatly in the last 50 years. It has allowed us to understand ... urces to provide us with enough food, but alternate solutions are needed. The Cold War was when the space exploration significantly advanced, with the political competition between U.S.A and the U.S.S ... .A and the U.S.S.R., where the two nations invested highly on technologies to see who could win the space-race. Artificial satellites, a man made device that orbits around Earth or other planets, came ...

(4 pages) 121 1 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

The Cold War

echnological advancement. Perhaps, some of the technological advancement such as the H-bomb and the space race should have been slower because such advancements only further chilled the US and USSR re ... ll the Soviet satellites, in perhaps the saddest moment in Cold War history.In the race to dominate space and truly have world power, the 1958 Soviet launch of the first space satellite called Sputnik ...

(10 pages) 405 4 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Apollo 11

m through. President Kennedy showed us all he was a hero by getting America to support the American space program, and get three heroes on the moon.On October 4, 1957 the Soviet Union launched the fir ... d caught America and the whole world off guard. This was the Soviet's first push in the historical "Space Race." There was great fear surrounding this launch; a certain question was on everyone's mind ...

(8 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Cold Race Into Space

ossessed highly destructive arms that induced fear in the other. This fear caused the Launch of the Space Race: a derby of government funded scientific advancements to take the human race into space. ... o take the human race into space. The Cold War fueled a giant step for mankind, which much advanced space technology.The rivalry between the US and the USSR for power and superiority preceded the Seco ...

(10 pages) 118 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

The Space Race

cement that evening changed the course of the Cold War. October 5th, 1957 Sputnik was launched. The Space Race had begun.Dr. John P. Hagen arrived early at the party; he wanted to talk to a few Soviet ... r side of the ballroom Hagen's face turned pale. They had beaten the Vanguard satellite effort into space.The inner turmoil that Hagen felt on "Sputnik Night," as October 4-5 has come to be called, re ...

(12 pages) 113 2 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

The Arms and Space Race symbolised rivalry between East and West

HISTORY ARMS AND SPACE RACE ESSAYThat the Arms Race and Space Race were vital components in the rivalry between the U ... e and stronger than it had ever been and perhaps stronger than it will ever be. . The arms race and space race are fruits of that competition and, when looking back in 2003, the technological marvels ...

(6 pages) 51 0 3.8 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

"A Place Other than Earth"

t! Although the United States had indeed beaten Russia to the moon, the broader implications of the space race remained unclear. The landing on the moon ended a thirteen year competition betwe ... viet Union had created the first artificial earth satellite, named Sputnik. This began the race for space. Scientists and engineers from all over the world, such as the Russian Constantin Ziolokovsky, ...

(6 pages) 42 0 3.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

A Cold Race to the Moon: The Apollo Program

The Apollo space missions date back to the "space race" which took place during the Cold War era. Sparked by th ... vulnerable, as they believed the Soviets were developing a method to launch ballistic missiles from space. While the United States felt obligated to catch up to the Soviets in the interest of national ... e in their ongoing political battle. The organization known today as NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was commissioned in 1958 with the sole purpose of developing America's technol ...

(9 pages) 39 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

Expose the multiple contradictions and mistakes of the Cold War players.

rpowers struggled for world dominance. Although many may see that this "conflict" was very bad, the space race made available never before imagined technologies. One could say that this "war" was the ... ely escaped from nuclear annihilation, trillions of dollars were wasted (although some were used in space research so it could be considered as one of the few good faces of this war). People learned t ...

(5 pages) 39 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Essay on the discourses in the movie "The Dish" 2001

ng within the film, "The Dish." It is specifically set in the summer of 1969, during the age of the space race period. This film looks directly at the space projects created by America and Australia's ...

(2 pages) 12 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Cold War

le stemmed from ideological differences that surfaced after WWII and started a technology, arms and space race unlike any before. Instead of direct confrontation the US and USSR backed opposing sides ...

(3 pages) 109 1 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Context of the 50's and 90's in general

ensions between the United States and Soviet union rapidly rose in the decade and the Arms race and Space race was started and the Soviet Union created more liberal policies after the death of its lea ...

(2 pages) 40 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Sputnik: Changing the Realm of American Education

957, a beach ball sized satellite that weighed one hundred and fifty eight pounds was launched into space by the U.S.S.R. The satellite, named Sputnik, contained a single radio transmitter that did li ... land. Sputnik was relatively insignificant when used as a device to gather useful information from space. Nevertheless, the small satellite was launched to prove a point and initiated a “space r ...

(5 pages) 18 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Final Shuttle Report

� Case Study Report Title: - The Space Shuttle Challenger Accidentfrom an Organizational Behavior ApproachStudent Name: -ID Number: - ... lusions: - 12References: - 13�IntroductionIn 1960 the Soviets had launched the first one-man spacecraft to Orbit. For Americans, President Kennedy's declaration focused the Space Race on a clea ... claration focused the Space Race on a clear goal: landing a man on the Moon before the Soviets, The Space Race became a race to the Moon. The United States had separate civilian and military agencies, ...

(7 pages) 29 0 3.5 May/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

The 50's And 60's

ngs that they wanted, but couldn't get during WWII. The fifties was also the beginning of the great space race with the launching of the Sputnik and the beginning of the Cold War.Some of the ways the ... These include the aforementioned launching of the Sputnik, which caused a boost in funding for the space program that led to the landing on the moon in 1969. Also, experiments in space still continue ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

From Ground To Space: The History Of The United States Space Program

loring the heavens and walking on another world. For this reason, there was need for the birth of a Space Program in the 1950's. The 1950s witnessed the birth of the modern era of space exploration. A ... space exploration. A milestone in this process was the inauguration of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA on October 1, 1958, as the successor to the National Advisory Committee fo ...

(5 pages) 35 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

October Sky the movie: "October Sky explores universal themes that are relevant in any decade. Discuss."

oy, intrigued by the launch of Soviet satellite Sputnik and infatuated with the idea of joining the space race and making his own rockets. Homer becomes inspired to better himself. He wants to success ...

(2 pages) 3713 0 0.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


ferent medthods grew out from the two dimentional religous view. To expand on this idea, during the space race in the '60s, scientist have learned the devistating effect an asteroid has if the earth w ...

(2 pages) 15 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


occured. Possibly the most important was, the launching of Sputnik 1, the first satellite sent into space, on October 4, 1957 by the country of Russia. This event left many American's shocked and surp ... This event left many American's shocked and surprised, that it was possible to send something into space successfully.Four months after the launch of Sputnik 1, America launches Explorer 1 the first ...

(2 pages) 436 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War