The Cold War between the US and other Countries especially Russia (Soviet Union) arose due to Kennedy’s famous words “We chose to go to the moon in this decade and do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard”, which pulled in the countries again. And thus the Space Race started.
Soviet-Union was the first to launch its Man-Made satellite “Sputnik” in Sept 1959 and Luna 1, 2 and 3 were a failure but they were the one to reach the sea of serenity as well as to show the first “Dark side picture of the moon”, They were never tired of trying and had gone until Luna 9, the first man-made satellite to land on a celestial object. Eventually, their n1 and n2 (as similar as Apollo 11) rockets failed consequently by falling back to the Launchpad. After America’s succession, they dropped off for a while.
It’s been 4 decades since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. Most of you would have known about Neil Armstrong but not about the second man Buzz Aldrin. To explain him in a few words, the cartoon character “Buzz lightyear” was termed in his honor in the Toy Story Franchise. In an instant they initially named it as Lunar Larry; Since it seems to be wacky, they took the “Buzz” from Buzz Aldrin, the coolest astronaut and even Buzz Aldrin acknowledged this during a speech at NASA.
An Extraordinary journey towards Moon
A journey to the moon isn’t easy. 3,84,400 km is literally a trip of 9.5 times all around the earth. After several years of preparation to show dominance in space exploration over the Soviet Union, who is one of the best rivalries of the world. The US had decided to launch “Apollo 11” with a crew of three- Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins on July 16, 1969. The pinnacle moment was achieved by the US on July 20, 1969 when the astronauts landed on the moon. Simultaneously, the Soviet Union also performed this vital experiment but they have maintained this in an extremely confidential manner. But the US had headed before and attained the peak to show its Pride to the world.
Was Moon Landing Faked?
There has been a lot of Conspiracy and well-proven facts as well. But, people would love to criticize someone/something before doing it. Most of them state that it is just a hoax and it was held just to prove their dominance. This was an audacious event to everyone but some of the conspiracies were
*The flag was waving. Since there is no atmosphere on the moon, how would flags wave?
*There was no identification of stars in any of the photographs.
*The photographs were too clear though the camera was hanging on the neck of the astronaut Neil Armstrong.
And who still believe that it all has been staged, Have put forward that “Stanley Kubrick” (who has amazed the audience for creating a realistic view of Space) has been hired to work for on-stage performance.
All these conspiracies rose after the Book “We never went to the moon” by “Bill Kaysing” in the mid-1970s. There was no prominent belief in it because the shreds of evidence zipped the mouth of everyone. Some of the evidence were the photographs taken by Apollo 15 and 17 using advanced techniques at the low altitude. Scientists also found some leftovers and an anonymous particle that clung on their vest which has sensed ‘Burnt like Smell’ to them. Which is nothing but olivine inclusions (Found in the moon) discovered by the scientists after the samples were examined. Still, there are more evidence that day exposure of light was the cause for the disappearance and the focus has fainted the appearance of stars. A lot more proof were given by different scholars and research people.
Is Russia Cornered among other Countries?
Though many things were done “earlier” by Russia and also very well advanced than many other countries, Russia didn’t get the fame as other countries deserve. Like the Human’s Landing on the moon is much celebrated than the First Man-Made satellite on the Moon in their Early 50s. It is the Largest Country in the world and the most beautiful too. They maintain the supreme secrecy as of the world’s observation and would like to do it rather than saying it. They have had wonderful scientific insights. Russia maintains excellent relations with India, China, being receptive to the countries which acknowledge them. Americans attempt to isolate Russia by false statements. Almost seven years the economic war waged against Russia, is nothing but harassment done to a country. Still, they have their global connections ability to come back. Even Russian vaccines weren’t acknowledged as much as Oxford vaccines by WHO as well as in the world.
Well, if you ask me who won the space race? I would say America won, But Russia didn’t lose.
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