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Space race

  1. 1. Space Race
  2. 2. Essential Questions <ul><li>Why did the Soviet Union and the United States compete for domination in space? </li></ul><ul><li>What effect did Sputnik have on the U.S.? </li></ul><ul><li>What technological advances resulted from the space program? </li></ul>
  3. 3. I. Background <ul><li>Seen for national security </li></ul><ul><li>Started with German engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Began in New Mexico before being moved to Huntsville, Alabama </li></ul>
  4. 4. II. Sputnik <ul><li>1957, the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth </li></ul><ul><li>Stunned Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Americans had believed that they had the best technology </li></ul>
  5. 5. III. National Defense Education Act <ul><li>More money went towards math and science in schools </li></ul>
  6. 6. IV. Man in space <ul><li>Soviets were the first </li></ul><ul><li>Alan Shepard was the first American in space </li></ul><ul><li>John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth </li></ul>
  7. 7. V. JFK <ul><li>Believed that the United States must win the space race </li></ul><ul><li>Government and agencies worked with NASA </li></ul><ul><li>“ Before the decade ends we must be the first to put a man on the moon” </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted the U.S. and Soviet Union to team up </li></ul>
  8. 8. VI. Apollo 8 <ul><li>First 3 men to orbit the moon </li></ul>
  9. 9. VII. Apollo 11 <ul><li>Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon in 1969 </li></ul>
  10. 10. VIII. Effects <ul><li>Complete change in science education </li></ul><ul><li>Aerospace engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to see the earth </li></ul>