Decades of Chan12

Decades of Chan12 - program In the mid-1960s U.S scientists...

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Decades of Change - 1960-1980 The Rise of cultural and ethnic pluralism   THE SPACE PROGRAM During Eisenhower’s second term, outer space had become an arena for U.S.-Soviet  competition.  In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik – an artificial satellite – thereby  demonstrating it could build more powerful rockets than the United States.  The United  States launched its first satellite, Explorer I, in 1958.  But three months after Kennedy  became president, the USSR put the first man in orbit.  Kennedy responded by  committing the United States to land a man on the moon and bring him back "before this  decade is out."  With Project Mercury in 1962, John Glenn became the first U.S.  astronaut to orbit the Earth. After Kennedy’s death, President Lyndon Johnson enthusiastically supported the space 
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Unformatted text preview: program. In the mid-1960s, U.S. scientists developed the two-person Gemini spacecraft. Gemini achieved several firsts, including an eightday mission in August 1965 – the longest space flight at that time – and in November 1966, the first automatically controlled reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. Gemini also accomplished the first manned linkup of two spacecraft in flight as well as the first U.S. walks in space. The three-person Apollo spacecraft achieved Kennedy's goal and demonstrated to the world that the United States had surpassed Soviet capabilities in space. On July 20, 1969, with hundreds of millions of television viewers watching around the world, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon....
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