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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    America won. America always wins.

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Actually, if the space race finished as Blackdog claims, then it was about equal. The US went to the moon, while Soviet built space stations that remained for decades, and even form part of todays ISS.
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Ok, so the space race is over in your opinion?
    With the end of Soviet Russia and the moon landing, yes it is.

    Much of what you mentioned including cooperation on a world scale is not one country vs another like the original race was.
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Actually, if the space race finished as Blackdog claims, then it was about equal. The US went to the moon, while Soviet built space stations that remained for decades, and even form part of todays ISS.
    Not true.

    The Americans won the race to the Moon when Neil Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface in 1969.

    That single act trumped the Soviet achievement of sending the first man into space eight years earlier. But what might have happened if the Soviet Union had got to the Moon first?

    The first manned lunar landing was a triumph for Nasa, and when the Americans won the Space Race, they also sounded its death knell.
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Can you add a "This poll is stupid" option?
    The real answer isn't on here. Who won the space race? Every country that came after that leeched off the investments that the USSR and USA spent huge amounts of money on. There's something to be said about late commer's advantage.
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    The Russians won the space race by starting it. Because before then people were just fumbling around on the surface with no greater regards to space exploration like a bunch of retarded cave men. We attempt to explore space to beat the soviets in an empty spending race. Now the USSR is gone. So wtf now, the moon again? Or spend money to go to mars for the sake of scientific data?

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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    Well, the space race continues. But now its not the same as before, not the same contestants and not the same ideology driving it except perhaps for a few countries.
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    ISS would not be there without Russia. It could easily have been there without America. But as stated before, I think no one won the space race.
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    And you dont think we are still all a bunch of retarded cave men in space?

    What grand accomplishment is there? What kind of space technology do we have?

    In my opinion the only useful and advanced space technology we have is satellites.
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    Re: Who Won The Space Race?

    This is a subject dear to my heart, so I'll give it the truest answer possible: The space race never ended, and never will end so long as humanity survives. It will be an unbounded competition of cultures, political ideologies, economic systems, and individual imaginations for the future of the species, and both the scope of the competition and the identities of the competitors will never stop evolving. In the distant future, questions of which terrestrial continent (let alone nation-state) an emigrant strain emerged from will seem as trivial as which villages in Tanzania bore the greater number of primordial humans.

    As to practical questions, Russia did a better job of building a robust orbital infrastructure with the Soyuz and Mir. The United States did a better job of inspiring the world and making the space race a general human endeavor by putting human beings on the Moon, even though the achievement was allowed to lapse. In the present time, we are far ahead of the rest of the world in the next wave of development - the advent of low-cost suborbital and orbital commercial services - and we continue to be the only individual country with probes in the outer solar system (though ESA often collaborates with us on those missions).

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