B. The great race to get a manned-flight program underway and to reach the moon was politically motivated. 1) The United States beat the Soviets to a manned moon landing with the Apollo moon flights in 1969.
2) Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the 1 st human to set foot on the moon.
C. Space Shuttle- a reusable vehicle that takes off like a rocket and lands like an airplane.
1) During the 1970’s, the United States focused on developing the space shuttle.