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Was The Space Race Worth The Cost?

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Was the space race worth the cost?
The Space Race was a mid-to-late 20th century competition between the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US) for supremacy in space exploration. Between 1957 and 1975, the Cold War rivalry between the two nations focused on attaining firsts in space exploration, which were seen as necessary for national security and symbolic of technological and ideological superiority. The Space Race involved pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, sub-orbital and orbital human spaceflight around the Earth, and piloted voyages to the Moon. It effectively began with the Soviet launch of the Sputnik 1 artificial satellite on 4 October 1957, and concluded with the co-operative Apollo-Soyuz Test Project human spaceflight mission in July 1975.
During the space race there were accidental inventions that helped astronauts do their job but it has had an effect on ...view middle of the document...

Often in these tasks, they needed mechanical help. Neither traditional tools nor power tools of that era would work. Traditional tools would not provide enough assistance, and power tools could not be used due to their cord restrictions. Thus, NASA developed a way for power tools to be used without cords. Today, cordless power tools are everywhere. Uses for these tools have proved extremely versatile and beneficial to society. People use them to construct homes and conduct other projects, such as making repairs.
Kidney Dialysis- Dialysis was transformed by a NASA-developed technology that aimed to purify and recycle water for long-distance space missions. Researchers quickly realized that the technology could be used in kidney dialysis machines to remove urea and other toxic waste from human blood, as a substitute for malfunctioning kidneys. It was a key moment in the evolution of dialysis technology, as previous techniques had huge amounts of waste materials. It allowed patients greater freedom of use of the machine.
Overall the space race cost 100 billion dollars. There are two sides to the space race. On one hand the space race was very effective. We found lots of different inventions that can help us in our day-to-day basis. Another spin off is the machine that discovers breast cancer. Without this lots of people would not know they had breast cancer and would not get the treatment to get rid of it. This means we would have a lot more deaths each year due to breast cancer. This shows that the space race was worth the billions because it is saving people’s lives and we have also discovered what the moons surface is like and from that we can guess what other planet’s surfaces are like and what else we could do if we wanted to discover the solar system. On the other hand The space race might of been a silly idea. 100 billion dollars is ALOT of money and people might think that it was too much to spend to get someone onto the moon when they could of spent it on something ‘useful’ like helping the poor and putting it into the economy.

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