Space Race

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In History
  • Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM): USSR

    Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM): USSR
    Caused the beginning of the Space Race, but the Space race took off after the launch of Sputnik. This was created because the USSR felt threatened by USA because the USSR only had missiles that could reach Alaska. So they made a bigger one.
  • Sputnik 1: USSR

    Sputnik 1: USSR
    USSR create and release the First Artificial Satellite
  • First Weather Satellite: USA

    First Weather Satellite: USA
    Vanguard 2
  • Earth From Space: USA

    Earth From Space: USA
    Photo of Earth from space:
  • Man in orbit: USSR

    Man in orbit: USSR
    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin: Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth
  • JFK 'Man on the Moon' speech

    JFK 'Man on the Moon' speech
    President John F. Kennedy announced before a special joint session of Congress the dramatic and ambitious goal of sending an American safely to the Moon before the end of the decade.
  • Probe lands on another planet - Venus: USSR

    Probe lands on another planet - Venus: USSR
    Venera 3
  • Moon Landing: USA

    Moon Landing: USA
    The very first manned moon landing involving 3 men, two of whom step on the moon (Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin)
  • Space Station: USSR

    Space Station: USSR
    First Space Station created, used to study the effects of long-term space flight on the human body as well as to provide platforms for greater number and length of scientific studies than available on other space vehicles.