The Space Race Videos

Ask Steve: The Space Program

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Ask Steve: The Space Program

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In this video clip from Ask Steve, the reason for Americans interest in the Space Program was explored. It is explained that competition, and the technological wonder of the space race were some of the reasons for the Americans interest. Between President Kennedy saying that they would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, and a famous photo taken by the Apollo 8 in 1968 of the earth from a distance, the Americans knew that the space race would be a very important technological breakthrough.