UNIT PAPER II : The First Man On The Moon
In the early 1950’s, the United States of America and the Soviet Union competed in the
greatest race of all time. This competition quickly gets the name of the race to space, more
specifically the “race to the moon” by different journalist and reporters from both country
Americans and Soviet.Many analysts and specialists of still confuse about the real reasons of this
“race”, what start it, why they start it, why go on the moon. Two relevant articles inform us about
this event which changes the world. One of them is written by Jennifer Rosenberg and that offers
us a perspectives about the Americans side and what was they desire to do this space race against
the Soviet. A totally different perspective is given by Wilson Michael in which he defends
the Soviet side and explain what was they purposes. While they totally agree about who reach the
moon first, they hardly disagree about who start the race.
According to Wilson Michael,professor and historian in a Seattle University the Space
Race became a symbol of a broad political contest between two rival Powers: the U.S. and
the Soviet Union. They both struggled to reach the moon. Before a watchful world, each side
sought to demonstrate its superiority through impressive feats in rocketry and space.The Soviet
Union put the first satellite into orbit, as well as the first human in space. This project took place
in late 1950’s.
Sergei Kolorev , the Chief-designer of the program, is also known as the man
who developed the world first intercontinental “ballistic missile” ( “Wilson Michael”34). The
Soviet Union was determined with him at the head of this project. In October 4, 1957 the Soviet
Union lunched Sputnik 1 the first satellite into orbit (“Wilson Michael” 34). This big event was a
great advantage for the Soviet Union and the United States were surprised to find... [continues]
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