The space race and the moon landing.
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U. S. History II Thesis 2012
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The Gemini Program was operational at the highest point of the space race. In 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin accomplished the first piloted space flight. In response, the  U. S. space program went into overdrive. President John F. Kennedy vowed that not only would the United States match the Soviet accomplishment, but that by the end of the decade, the United States would put a man on the moon.

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The Apollo 11 moon landing was ranked number seven in the top ten most important events that occured in the twentieth century.

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It is thought that President John F. Kennedy that started "the space race" or the "race to the moon" against the Soviet Union.

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From 1959 to 1976, the Soviet Union's Luna space probes explored both the moon and space around it. Luna 1, the first satellite to travel beyond Earth's gravitational field, was launched towards the Moon in January 1959.

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After twenty manned missions, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was ready to achieve it's goal - to land men on the moon.

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On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite. This event marked the beginning of space exploration. Sputnik was the first step in what is often termed as the "space race." Following the launch of the Sputnik, competition to achieve and maintain a lead in the space race motivated both the United States and the Soviet Union.

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