After World War II drew to a close in the mid-20th century, a new conflict began. Known as the Cold War, this battle pitted the world’s two great powers–the democratic, capitalist United States and the communist Soviet Union–against each other. Beginning in the late 1950s, space would become another dramatic arena for this competition, as each side sought to prove the superiority of its technology, its military firepower and–by extension–its political-economic system.
We managed to win that race in the end but now it seems that we are facing a new space race!
President Donald Trump wants to send astronauts where no man has gone before.
Trump authorized the acting NASA administrator Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. to “lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the moon, and eventually Mars” during a White House signing ceremony.
The last living member of the Apollo 17 team, Harrison ‘Jack’ Schmitt, was at the press conference where the American leader explained his desire to resume space exploration, telling reporters: “Forty-five years ago, almost to the minute, Jack became one of the last Americans to land on the Moon.
“Today we pledge that he will not be the last, and I suspect we will be finding some other places to land other than the Moon.
“The directive I am signing today will refocus the space programme on human exploration and discovery. It is an important step in returning American astronauts to the Moon, for the first time since 1972 for long time exploration and use. (Video below)
Do you think we can win this space race?
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