Essay on The Space Of Space Exploration

1299 Words Dec 17th, 2014 6 Pages
When you hear the word space exploration you automatically think of what is really out there or do other forms of life exist. One of the biggest achievements in American history is when NASA’s Apollo 11 first touched down on the moon on July 20, 1969. As Neil Armstrong was the first American to ever step foot onto the moon, but now the space program may be in jeopardy due to significant budget cuts. What would this mean to fellow Americans if space exploration were cut down or completely gotten rid of? Current budget cuts to the U.S. space program may reduce space exploration without regard to job creation and the benefit of acquiring a greater knowledge of outer space. The great space race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. to see who was the more dominant superpower and which country could be the first to get into outer space. On April 12, 1961, Russia won the space race by launching one of there spherical Vostok 1 capsules into space with the cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin inside, Russia had won the space race and Yuri became the first human to ever go into outer space. June 16, 1963, Russia’s Valentina Tereshkova became the first women to ever go into space. March 18, 1965 Cosmonaut Alexey Leonou made the first space walk in human history. He left his spacecraft while in orbit around the Earth and his space walk lasted for 12 minutes making him the first human to ever walk in space. 2 On May 5, 1961, NASA’s own astronaut Alan Shepard launched aboard the Freedom 7 spacecraft.…

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