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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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The Space Program

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Which of the following BEST explains why both Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy greatly expanded America's space program?

A

In 1960, the Soviets promised to land the first man on the moon by 1967.

B

The Soviets had developed a missile delivery system that was capable of orbiting the Earth.

C

Scientists found evidence of previous life on Mars leading to the possibility of eventual colonization of the planet.

D

The Soviets launched Sputnik and soon after succeeded in sending the first man into space.

E

Advancements in computer and engineering technology allowed for such exploration into space.