FINAL PROJECT MILESTOME ONE: PROPOSALArt NicoteraHistory 245: U.S History Since 1945February 28, 2016
1The topic that I have chosen for my final paper is “The Space Race”. Growing up during the late 1970’s and 1980’s, I was captivated by the space race. Not only did I follow the space race during my time, I also read many books about the beginning of the space race as well. That is why I find it difficult that we currently depend on Russia for our space needs, when we fought so hard against them to reign supreme in space.The space race was a Cold War competition between the Soviet Union and the United States for space supremacy. The space race officially began on Oct. 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite to orbit, nicknamed Sputnik. The launch of Sputnik caught the United States by surprise, and they feared that the Soviet Union having a foothold in space would give them the capability of delivering nuclear warheads into the U.S. from space.