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Unformatted text preview: Other key terms: Sputnik Soviets launched in 1957. The soviets had the atom bomb and could send stuff up into orbit and the Americans werent sure what these two things together meant Shifted power to the soviet union Switched the goal from putting satellites into space to landing a man on the moon Kennedy became president in 1961 and was able to take the anxiety of Americans and channel it in a productive way. He believed that we had better technology for landing something live, or something that stays there, on the moon, instead of having it crass down like the Soviets. Wernher von Braun Wernher von Braun worked for NASA and created the V2. Wanted to use rockets to drop bombs on the Britain Buck Rogers Surrended to Americans and first came up with the idea of the V2 Tomorrowland Walt Disney volunteered to help promote the idea of space exploration. Wernher von Braun built Walt Disney a model rocket and it became the center of Tomorrow Land....
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course AMS 3030 taught by Professor Danielbelgrad during the Fall '09 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.
- Fall '09