Module 6 Discussion.docx - Module 6 Discussion WhydoyouthinktheU.S.fellbehindtheU.S.S.R.\"SpaceRace\"when theU.S.wasaheadoftheU.S.S.R., The space race was

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Module 6 Discussion Why do you think the U.S. fell behind the U.S.S.R. in the first phase of the "Space Race" when  the U.S. was ahead of the U.S.S.R. in so many ways in aviation, including technologically and in providing airline service to masses of citizens? The space race was more of a competitive distraction between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. This was really two countries trying to outperform the each other in their ability to develop aerospace and spaceflight capabilities. It also coincides with a very important era in history, the Korean Conflict was just ending, and anticommunism was in full swing, both being lead by the U.S at the expense of U.S.S.R. I think one of the more important facts of why the U.S. fell behind is in the launch system of the Sputnik 1. This was a Soviet R-7 Semyorka intercontinental ballistic missile. While the U.S. was

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