Space Race

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The Space Race
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The Space Race was a competition between cold-war era United States and Soviet Union to display superiority in space exploration

  • Began on 10/4/21957 when the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik Satellite (First man-made satellite)
  • NASA in the United States was founded a year after
  • Decades long battle so see how could make the most space exploration progress
    • Most amount of time in space
    • Furthers from earth
    • Biggest Rockets
    • First to land on the moon
  • Ended on 7/20/1969 when Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon