Why was the US in such a hurry to build a rocket to get to the moon?
JFK set a challenge for NASA to land a man on the moon in a speech. We were also in the middle of a space race during the Cold War with Russia.
This question is incomplete. Did you mean Werner Von Braun? He was the pioneer rocket scientist the US nabbed to build rockets. He was the first to design the rocket that went to the moon.
by going in rocket
The US Space Rocket.
The name of the rocket that launched the first people on the moon was a Saturn V, on mission Apollo 11.
The original US lunar missions were propelled by the huge Saturn V rocket.
There have been several rockets used to go to, or orbit around, the moon. They've been launched by the US, the USSR (now Russia), China, Japan, and India. Which moon rocket are you referring to, from which country?
They used a extremely powerful rocket named Apollo 11 to get Neil Armstrong to take the first steps on the moon
it was during the time of emporer Naze Gorine. it was transported from the moon to the us by rocket so it was around 1275.
Vanguard I failed to launch. The rocket exploded on the launching pad. NACA ( yes, it was NACA at the time ) was in a hurry to catch up with the Soviets and the launch was pre-mature.
I'm not sure if its possible to go to the moon. Can anyone whose been to the moon help us out here?
The Mercury and Gemini programs gathered data on rocket hardware and human physiology, which was used to send astronauts to the moon during the Apollo program.
If we had a lunar base, a base on the moon, it would be easier for us, US, to study the planet. A foothold on the moon would give us a better place to study other nearby planets too.
The United States is the only nation that has landed a man on the moon, however, Russia has sent probes to the moon, things like that, and have attempted to put Russians on the moon, but the rocket crashed during takeoff. In layman's terms, the only country that put a man on the moon is the US.
On September 12, 1959, the Soviet Union launched Lunik II. It was the first rocket (though not the first attempt) to impact the moon. The Soviets had launched in January 1959 but that probe missed the moon and is in solar orbit as was a US probe, Pioneer IV. The US also had a few probes that failed to reach escape velocity but ascended a tens of thousands of miles into space before falling back… Read More
If you could travel at airplane speed, it would take about 16 days. However, in a rocket ship it takes about three days.
The US and the Soviets wanted to be the first to conquer space. We called it the Space Race. The Soviets had beaten us in most parts of this race; a manned moon landing was one part where we made it first. The Soviets never landed a man on the moon tho they tried; they eventually gave up and built a space station.
Science (space exploration) and the chance to show that the US was the leading nation in terms of rocket technology. This "Space Race" as it was called was important because any nation that could put people on the moon, probably builds effective and accurate missiles. The Russians lost the space race, and for years pretended they were not even trying to go to the Moon. But their Apollo-like gear is displayed in museums now. IIRC… Read More
The moon is imortant to us bcause it gives us moon light
NASA is blowing up a part of the moon to make a crater to see if there is any water and to build an International Space Station. It will not have any affect to us on earth.
Since it really wasn't a war (no combat), the methods to fight it were "one upmanship." They would build a new super dooper jet; the US would build a better one. They'd build a new super powered nuclear sub, the US would build a better one. They would put their Sputnik into space, the US would put a man on the moon. The cold war was an "arm's race."
What was the device that launched the unmanned device by the Soviet Union in 1957 led the US to found NASA?
sputnik which was a rocket that was sent to the moon made by the soviet union in 1957 and this was led to the USA
the rocket was actually launched in either China or Russia
NASA put man on the moon. =========================== More meat: The manned moon landings were the public face of the government-funded cold-war program, administered by NASA, to demonstrate that the US was in possession of the rocket-booster power and navigational precision required to plant a nuclear warhead anywhere on Earth at will.
well it has discovered the moon in close up and many other things in space. Then we also learned how to build spaceships
The V2 rocket was a World War 2 rocket created and used by the Germans to deliver bombs onto our allies, primarily onto Antwerp and London. It also has the distinction of being the first rocket to reach sub-orbital space flight, however this was incidental to it purpose as a weapon. Wernher von Braun, was a primary designer of the V2 rocket which can be thought of as the precursor to United States space rockets… Read More
Which rocket scientist was pressured by the Nazis to develop rockets to be used in warfare and ultimately allowed the US to put a man on the moon?
That was Dr. Wernher von Braun. (VAIR-nuhr fon brown)
The Explorer but it wasnt a rocket, it was a satellite
Huntsville Alabama is the home of Redstone Arsenal (the US Army missile and rocket center), NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and the US Space and Rocket Center.
The US was in competition with the USSR at the time, and the USSR had taken the lead in the space race by being the first nation to put a satellite in orbit. The US needed to demonstrate that it could outdo the USSR in order to bolster its international prestige. Rocket science, needed to send a man to the moon, also has military applications. If the US knows how to send a man to… Read More
That would be pretty hard to do. You would have to have a seriously powerful rocket propelled skateboard and a space suit to do something like going to the moon on a ramp and skateboard. Please don't try it. That probably wouldn't end so well for either of us.
In 1969, the United States was the first, and so as it's known, the only nation state that has landed men on the moon. It began as an undertaking under the Administration of President John F. Kennedy. It paved the way for several more US manned missions to the moon.
Because back in 1960, it was not known if man could travel into space or if he could get to the moon. It took the US a few years to figure out how best to do it. Plus, they had to build a world wide network of tracking and communication stations to be able to fly to the moon. There was a lot to be done, and NASA had just formed the year before. They… Read More
Even as a teenager, Von Braun wanted to build a rocket to send people into space. He decided that the USA was the place most likely to result in being able to do so.
Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977), a German rocket physicist and astronautics engineer, became one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. Wernher von Braun was probably the preeminent rocket engineer of the 20th century, the US would not have been able to get to the moon without him.
Give Us the Moon was created in 1944.
No US president has landed on the moon.
Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love, I believe...
The rotation of the Earth causes us to see the moon differently. When the moon is between the Earth and the sun, there is no light reflecting from the moon, and that is when there is a new moon.
umm... the moon is the only moon Earth has :)
The US flag is on the moon because the US landed there and planted it there to claim and prove we were there.
The "space race" was a competition between USSR and The United States to get objects and people into space orbit, and eventually reach the moon. The USSR placed the first synthetic satellite in orbit ("sputnik"), placed the first human in orbit, preformed the first space walk (where the astronaut leaves the rocket and floats in free space, attached to the rocket by a cord), but the US placed the first man on the moon.
it can help us learn what the moon is made of
I Build This Garden for Us was created on 1990-01-18.
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is located in Huntsville, Alabama. It is a museum that displays rockets and artifacts of the U.S. space program.
No. The US government, as well as a few other governments are currently trying to figure out how to build a base on the moon though. It would be a better launching platform for deep space missions, and a good location for certain types of scientific experiment.
The US flag on Apollo 11 did not blow in the wind, because there is no wind on the Moon, and in fact no air. The motion of the flag (a rectangle of material) is residual motion from when it was planted, because in a vacuum there is nothing to dampen out these movements. This only resembles "waving." When the astronauts blasted off to leave the Moon, the flag was agitated by the exhaust gases… Read More
they were in a space race to the moon.
By using "one up-manship"; they'd build a jet, the US would build a better one. They'd build a sub, the US would build a better one, etc.