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11. Dickson, P. (2007, November 06). Sputnik’s impact on America — NOVA. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from NOVA, - america.html The cold war and WWII had sparked the space race and brought the US public closer together into supporting that their nation is the most successful in creating technology. The Space Race had become a centerpiece in world politics and technology along with the help of directing thousands of people to look up towards the stars, hoping to reach them. 12. Chaddha, R. (2007, December 07). Space race time line (non-flash). Retrieved February 3, 2017, from NOVA KQED, After the fall of Nazi Germany, the US and Soviet Union emerged as world powers and raced to create rockets that can power up a man into space. Little do the public understand is that there is more to the space race than there is. Besides political tension between competing nations With many spies, secret scientist conferences and technology being built the space race sparked into which nation is the most successful in the world. 13. Outer Space Treaty. (n.d.). Retrieved March 29, 2017, from U.S. Department of State The treaty of Outer Space was to become the guideline into how the world was to use space for scientific research and exploration. This was to discourage many nations from claiming celestial bodies and placing nuclear weapons into orbit. For the sake of world peace the treaty helped establish middle ground for all countries that have or creating new space programs so that they can collaborate on space projects instead of outdoing each other. 14. R. (n.d.). United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. Retrieved March 29, 2017, from A series of space laws were created in order to protect the use of space and other nations with developing space programs. The use of space should only be for the use science and 9
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Rodriguez 10 scientific interests for all countries. More importantly there shall be no nuclear weapons that will more in orbit or on other planetary bodies. Lastly, other countries should take responsibility for what happens in space such as contamination or destruction. 15. Digital History. (n.d.). Retrieved March 29, 2017, from The historic launch of the Sputnik into orbit is what started the advancement into space by mankind. The U.S. felt the pressure of wanting to be the world's leader be leading in technology into the final frontier while the Soviet Union was racing against them for the same title. Although JFK persuaded the country into getting a man on the moon, they successfully landed eight years after his death.
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