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America's Space Race Analysis Objective What was the Space Race? Why was it important to the U.S. to be a globalleader in technology and science? Directions: Review the timeline of the Cold War Space Race below and answer the analysis question that follows. Whawl ABWEMk Cold War Space Race 2. b October 1957 ow Soviet Union launches the first satellite into space - SputnikI. This causes Americans to fear Soviets spying on Americans from spaceulukuuwdumu panung January 1958 October 1958 Suwburdisur The US launches the first American satellite into space - Explorer I President Eisenhower established NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to develop space technology Firsthuman space flight is achieved by the Soviet Union. Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth for 108 minutes notre K CIA April 12th 1961 ** 04 May 5th 1961 Alan Shepard is the first American to achieve human space
flight. His flight lasts only 15 minutes May 19th 1961 First planetary flyby (Venus) completed by the USSR YIXARAY67X17047174914741 February 1962 John Glenn is the first American to orbit the Earth . March 1965 First human spacewalk completed by Soviet Union. It lasts for 12 minutes A 4 First American spacewalk lasts 22 minutes 747414714727cm aurcomanopolany June 1965 February 1966 June 1966 June 20th 1969 .. First lunar landing completed by a Soviet unmanned spacecraft Surveyor 1 is the first US spacecraft to land on themoon Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin arethe first men on the moon qarorobatud ZUR WWWWWWWW Analysis Question: Based on this timeline, who do you think "won' the Space Race - the U.S. or the Soviet Union? Why?
D A lbDorico MIRROS Apo i Primary Source Document Analysis: Analyze the excerpts of the speech provided below. Watch this video of the speech if you wish to listen to President Kennedy. IMM110 MM Mwill WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWMw m T Primary Source Document - Historical Context: In 1962, NASA opened the Houston Space Center to develop further space technology and train astronauts. As the Space Race between the U.S.and the Soviet Union heated up, it became clear that the nation to develop technology to first land on the moon would be the most advanced.President Kennedy attended the opening ceremonies of the Houston Space Center and then gave a now famous speech at Rice University sometimes referred to as "We choose to go to the Moon", afamous line from the speech. wwwmmw mbilia ITOLDI T 1 104 Excerpt 1 - Leadership in Space Technology (Video clip: 5:00-5:50) ... The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it isone of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to bethe leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race forspace.

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