The World Of Space Exploration Essay

835 Words Apr 18th, 2016 4 Pages
On October 4th, 1957 the Soviet satellite Sputnik launched the age of space exploration. The Soviet Union was racing against the United States to seek advancements in their technology and be able to claim the victory title. The accomplishments attained by all participants marked the first steps in exploration, advancement in human scientific achievement, and a growth in the understanding of the universe. With each space exploration mission completed we make significant innovations and technological progressions that can be applied to many other areas other than just space.
From the beginning of time humans have been compelled to explore newfound, unknown lands. The same incentives put a man on the moon as they did to bring men to explore new lands. The drive for more knowledge, wealth, and sense of adventure pushed humans to grow and advance. Space exploration satisfies our human desires of adventure and advancement. In 1961 President Kennedy gave a speech looking to help ignite the sense of advancement and adventure inside of the nation; "First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish” (Evans). The drive to explore is part of human nature; exploration of the…

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