Sputnik 1

The Sphere That Sent Us To Space

NASA, the great organization that won the space race, got someone onto the moon, and inspires people every minute to want to venture into space, only started because the soviet union launched a little metal sphere into space that could send beeps? This happened right around the time every American household had a radio. The idea of Russia “beating” us was unacceptable to the President, the US Space Program, and citizens. In response to this,President Kennedy declared “We will be the first to the moon” we are going to one up them. If it weren’t for Sputnik 1 many believe we would never have gone to the moon as there was no reason to, some even believe we wouldn’t have pursued space exploration.

Aidan Keefe

Junior Individual Website

Word Count: 932

Proccess Paper Length: 505