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Bushaw 1Jeffrey BushawMrs. VossEnglish IV Pd.6January 25th, 2021The Moon LandingOn July 20th, 1969, the United States Apollo 11 mission was the first crewed expeditionto get to, and land on the moon. Neil Armstrong, along with fellow crewmate Buzz Aldrinexplored the surface of the moon for 2 hours, gathering data on their surroundings andeven planting the American flag on the surface. In doing this they became the firsthumans to ever step foot on the moon. Sparking the future of space exploration for thenext 50+ years, and beyond.When America took a massive lead in the aforementioned “Space Race”, which in 1969was the name of the competition the United States and the Soviet Union were having tosee who could get to the moon first, it gave America a huge boost of confidence.But indoing this the US only caused the Soviets to work on future projects and motivatedthem to be quicker than us to the next great accomplishment, which they weresucceeded in doing.On April 18th, 1971 the Soviet Union launched Salyut 1, the first space station evercreated. This vessel was operated by a crew of three. Salyut 1 was mainly built just tosee how a space station would be run, and while it only lasted in orbit for 145 days, itwas only the beginning for the Soviets. Between the years of 1973 and 1981 they
Bushaw 2launched Salyut 2-6, which although minor, were only leading up to their best spacestation to date. On April 19th, 1982, the Soviet Union launched Salyut 7. During