I chose the topic of
the Space Race. I decided to do this
topic because I am interested in space and space travel. Iíve visited
the Kennedy Space Center with my family. And Iíve slept under the
Saturn V rocket. I was amazed at how huge it was. I was curious about
the U.S. Space Program.
When I was
conducting my research, I went to libraries, searched on websites
about my topic, and I asked people what they remember of the ďSpace
RaceĒ either by interview or E-Mail. I will be using the timeline to
help me organize the website I will be creating.
Since my topic is
on the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. I
picked those events that in which the U.S. and U.S.S.R. competed
head-to-head. For example: Orbiting the first satellite and putting
the first man in space. Once this was done it was a matter of getting
the information, graphics, and links on my website.
My topic: The Space
Race, How the U.S. Went From #2 to #1 in 12 Years. After the shock of
the launch of Sputnik in 1957, the American public demanded change.
After WWII the United States was the most powerful nation in the
world. We did not like being second. Changes were made in education.
More emphasis was put on science and math. NASA was created to get the
U.S. back to #1.