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Today the United States is held as one of the super powers of the world boasting its wealth and armed power Among its greatest achievements is the NASA Space Program NASA is currently the leading Space program setting new standards by conducting experiments in space exploring new parts of the solar system and most of all putting a man on the moon All of the achievements of the space program are due to people who had the foresight to see beyond the big picture Earth is the cradle of mankind but man cannot live in the cradle foreverTorres pg 1 This theory was that of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Tsiolkovsky was a deaf 41year old arithmetic teacher in Russia when he calculated how man would be able to enter space This spark was the beginning of the space age He broke the mold by having the ambition to explore past our atmosphere Tsiolkovsky imagined what it would be like to travel in space and scribbled in his notebook every idea he had about space He had hopes of using a centrifugal force machine to propel himself out of the atmosphere Latter he decided that the way to go was with a rocket he called a Reaction Machine Walter pg 5-7 In 1903 he published his works in a Russian paper named Science Survey Walter pg 5-7 in which he titled The Investigation of World Spaces with a Reaction Machine At the time of the publication few could imagine launching a human into the sky using a rocket The general consensus of Tsiolkovskys paper was that he was simply mad It wasnt until the Russian government fell under Soviet regime that Tsiolkovskys technological ideas were embraced On the other side of the ocean was a New England Yankee named Robert Goddard Goddard was an eccentric man with superb engineering skills At the age of thirty-six he composed The Ultimate MigrationWalter pg 20 In this work he described how
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