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  • Why Do We Choose To Go To The Moon

    to launch their own satellite, Explorer 1. It was launched on January 31st, 1958. Explorer 1 was developed by the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency under the direction of Dr. Wernher von Braun. The Soviets and the Americans would go back and forth between launching their satellites. The Soviets finally decided to take the race one step further: they put the first ever man into space. The Soviets chose their cosmonauts from the Air Force. All cosmonauts selected had been fighter pilots for the Soviet Union. Yuri Gagarin was one of the fighter pilots chosen. On April 12, 1961, Vostok 1 lifted off into space with Gagarin aboard. Vostok 1 orbited around Earth once in 108 minutes. While the Soviets had sent the first man into space, they had serious issues with their rockets re-entering Earth 's atmosphere. Vostok 1 did not have a way to land safely so Gagarin had to eject. Gagarin had become a national hero in the Soviet Union. While the Soviets were celebrating Gagarin 's return, the Americans were about to send their fist…

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  • Effects Of The Vietnam War On The Space Race

    had died in January of 1966. This was huge since it would mess with the morale of every other worker of the Soviet space program. Of course both sides faced a multiple number of difficulties and challenges and it would definitely effect with the outcome of this “competition”. The U.S.A against the USSR had worked its way to become a everyday and household debate between people all over the world, it was an event that fascinated everyone. Some very important people that had played a huge role in…

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  • Explorer 1 Essay

    Its purpose was to detect cosmic rays while in orbit; unfortunately the satellite failed to ignite on its fourth stage in its launch process and never made it to orbit. During the time of Explorer 2, the Soviets were also at work with Luna 2, this probe became the first to hit the moon but after 33.5 hours into flight the signals were dead. The US then created another satellite, the fourth satellite by America, and the first satellite to be solar-powered. They created the Vanguard 1, the first…

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  • Why Did America Lose The Space Race

    accomplishments. “The road to the stars is open.” (Sergei Korolev, 1957) Matter in fact the USSR feared that if America learned of his identity he would be assassinated, so until his death very few knew his name, fewer knew his face; he was truly the “Invisible Man”. Though over the years he began to suffer from health problems from the years of stress. Before his death, he undertook his biggest challenge; developing the N1 rocket. Unfortunately he was pressured heavily to convert its design for…

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  • The Origins Of The Space Race

    On October 4, 1957 the Soviet Union launched the first ever satellite into space called Sputnik 1. One month later on November 3, 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik II while also carrying a dog named Laika which was also the first animal to go up in space. At this point into the space race the Soviet Union were way ahead of the United States. Which also brought more competition and tension into the space race. The first man to travel to space was Yuri Gagarin. History was made on April 12,…

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  • The Cold War: The Race To Space

    Luna 2 wasn’t just launched into space, it was launched to the moon, it was not only the first probe to reach the moon it was the first probe to also hit the moon. This milestone quickly debunked the myths of it being impossible to reach the moon. Soon after reaching the moon the Soviets stepped up their game and put a man in space. After a long few months of experimenting with monkeys in space they finally did what was thought to be the impossible. In April of 1961 the soviet cosmonaut Yuri…

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  • The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin Essay

    Whether by choice or to circumstance, Soviet Russia’s Cold War generations were born to a nuclear bomb, raised under the constant threat of war, and seemed doomed to die of the stagnation caused by their own government, until they were emancipated by a life force that was as formidable as unlikely a savior. This paper discusses the role of the Beatles and their music in the cultural, political and social unification of successive generations of Cold War Russians, and how contemporary Russia has…

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  • Bridge Of Spy Movie Analysis

    Worth-watching historical movie If anybody thinks historical films are all about boring and wasting time, this movie would change their mind. Bridge of Spy was based on a true story of U-2 incident in 1960. A Soviet spy, Rudoft Abel, was arrested, and James Donovan, an insurrance lawyer at that time, was chosen to be his defender. Francis Gary Power, a pilot of US army, was arrested by the Soviet Union after failing his misson. In the meantime, the young Frederic Pryor, an American college…

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  • Ronald Reagan's Speech At The Brandenburg Gate Analysis

    Ronald Reagan’s speech at the Brandenburg Gate was delivered during a transformative time for both Soviet leadership and the American approach to foreign relations. Reagan’s initial presidential stance advocated for a firm, forceful presence meant to deter Soviet advances and aggression against American freedom. Weapons upsurge and military expenditure rose drastically during Reagan’s early years, in efforts to protect Americans in the event of a nuclear altercation with the Soviets. However,…

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  • Essay On Lost Cosmonauts Theory

    the recording Ilyushin was gone from his home and no one knew where he went, none of them guessed it would be space. A few days later Ilyushin was supposedly in a car crash and was taken to a hospital in China. This makes no sense because Russia had a very good healthcare system and there was no point in taking him all the way to China to have worse treatment than in his own country, unless he landed near China after a failed landing of a spacecraft. Going back to how the Soviet Union hid even…

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