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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Hence, the reason I asked for another poll option. When someone posts a poll for the sole purpose of dropping in progressive hack job links...
    Damn I actually answered the poll, I feel so used...

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Damn I actually answered the poll, I feel so used...
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Actually, as much as I enjoy a nice laugh at Sarah Palin's expense, the USSR did win.

    There's a reason why Yuri Gagarin in known as the "First man in space" and Alan Shepard is known as the first American in space.

    We won the race to the moon.

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I also think it's funny that she thinks debt destroyed the USSR... lol

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Depends greatly on how you define it.

    In America its generally defined as the race to get to the moon. Not surprising, the race to get to the moon is the race America won.

    It could be equally legitimate to suggest that the first to make it INTO space was the winning of the space race, as typically the first to get to where you're trying to go is the winner.

    You could easily say that America won the Race to the Moon while the USSR won the Race to Space.

    Ultimately its a matter of opinion based on what arbitrary goal post you stick in for your designation of what the "Space Race" was. There wasn't some universal checked flag sitting there that marked the boundries. Simply because the US takes a view point of it that places them as the winner and "any 6th grader" could know that does not mean its some kind of absolute truth or measuring stick.

    Of the things to quibble about in Palin's statement, you've grasped the wrong one.

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Depends greatly on how you define it.

    In America its generally defined as the race to get to the moon. Not surprising, the race to get to the moon is the race America won.

    It could be equally legitimate to suggest that the first to make it INTO space was the winning of the space race, as typically the first to get to where you're trying to go is the winner.

    You could easily say that America won the Race to the Moon while the USSR won the Race to Space.

    Ultimately its a matter of opinion based on what arbitrary goal post you stick in for your designation of what the "Space Race" was. There wasn't some universal checked flag sitting there that marked the boundries. Simply because the US takes a view point of it that places them as the winner and "any 6th grader" could know that does not mean its some kind of absolute truth or measuring stick.

    Of the things to quibble about in Palin's statement, you've grasped the wrong one.

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Just to clarify. You set up a poll on the forum purely as a set up for a nonsensical Palin bash?


    Genuinely fascinating....



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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Just to clarify. You set up a poll on the forum purely as a set up for a nonsensical Palin bash?


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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Who Won The Space Race?

    The United States

    The former Soviet Union

    I don't know
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    In terms of overall gains from and in the race to space including the moon, I would give it to the USA. In terms of just first in space the former Soviet Union.
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