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Space Race 1957-1969

  • Sputnik I

    Sputnik I
    Spudnik launches which marked the start of the space age.
  • NASA

    The president signs the bill to create NASA.
  • Explorer VI

    Explorer VI
    The United States sends the Explorer VI into space carrying the most comprehensive scientific package yet.
  • Discoverer XIV

    Discoverer XIV
    The first camera equipped spy satelite is launched by the US.
  • Invasion of Cuba

    Invasion of Cuba
    Exiled Cubans supported by the US government invade Bay of Pigs in atempt to overthrow the government.
  • Trade With Cuba

    Trade With Cuba
    JFK orders all trade with Cuba to be stopped.
  • Trade Ends With Cuba

    Trade Ends With Cuba
    JFK orders all trade with Cuba to be stopped.
  • JFK Assassinated

    JFK  Assassinated
    John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
  • New Leader of USSR

    New Leader of USSR
    Alexsei Kosygin becomes prime minister of the Soviet Union.
  • US Marines

    US Marines
    U.S. Marines sent to Dominican Republic to fight Communism
  • France and NATO

    France and NATO
    France withdraws from NATO command structure.
  • US Summit

    US Summit
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for a three-day summit.
  • NPT

    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is opened for signature.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    The U.S. accomplishes the first manned moon landing, Apollo 11.