The american flag was placed on the moon and a series

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Earth with them. The American flag was placed on the moon and a series of activities was carried out that involved the deployment of a Solar Wind Composition experiment along with photographs of the lunar surface, its horizon and the region near the landing site , a larger sample of the lunar surface, and deployment of a “Laser-Ranging Retroreflector” and a “Passive Seismic Experiment Package” (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum). Apart from the malfunction where the men had to land manually, the Apollo 11 mission was a success. The Apollo 11 mission marked the end of the Space Race. The ultimate goal had been landing the moon, and America had achieved just that. Once the landing was accomplished, lunar missions died down. Though Americans succeeded in the first step on the moon, the Soviets did try and beat them. The Soviet Union ran into many problems including internal fighting within the Russian political structure and lack of infrastructure needed in order to build massive engines such as the U.S. Every single fight launched by the Soviets failed and was destroyed, causing their program to backfire; they never made it out of Earth’s atmosphere.
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS THAT RESULTED FROM THE SPACE RACE 11 The Space Station helped NASA and scientists advance on observing the sun and learning more about solar experiments. The creation of the first space station was developed when NASA was making final preparations to take on the moon mission. The station was named Skylab and the project was called Apollo Applications Program (AAP). The plan for the station was to be launched during Apollo’s last flights to the moon. The station was equipped with lunar module structure based telescope, a large enough window for viewing Earth, wardroom, kitchen, washroom, and working space; This was all in the 2nd floor, while the lower level contained the medical equipment, including an empty liquid hydrogen tank with an airlock on the floor. The empty liquid hydrogen tank was used as a trash can. The space walks could be made near the top of the Orbital workshop (OWS), which was also the main part of Skylab that led to the airlock module. The Apollo Telescope Mount was the most important instrument aboard Skylab and was located in Multiple Docking Adaptorw from where one could go back to the airlock and the into the OWS. The Apollo Telescope Mount contained with five telescopes all observing different sun wavebands. One of Skylab’s greatest accomplishments was the amount of data collected about the Earth’s nearest star (Furniss, 2005, pg.98). The Race was very beneficial to society in the way that expanded our human knowledge scientifically, helped our technology advance and improve political relations. Seeking out a negotiation for the reduction of weapons in the West and increased economic cooperation, the Soviets proclaimed a policy of peace in the early 1970s. A new friendship opened up between the United States and Russia, along with other Soviet Union nations (Library, 1992).

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