Space Race

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  • Sputnik 1

    The space race begins with the Soviot Union sending up this satlite into orbit. Gives them the lead to begin the space race (teacher.scholastic.com)
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    Space Race

    The space race was between the Soviot union and the U.S. to see who could get more space first and learn more about space.
  • Explorer 1

    The U.S. responds to the Soviot Union and also sends up a satlite to catch up to the Soviot Union (www.space.com)
  • NASA

    NASA is astablished. This will help the U.S. keep up or take a lead in the space race. (space reading packet)
  • Vostok 1

    Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space for the Soviot Union. He orbited the earth 1 time. This is a big step for the Soviot Union in the space race. (www.space.com)
  • Freedom 7

    Alan Shepard is the first American to go into space. The U.S. gets a big first. (www.space.com)
  • Speech

    J.F.K.announces that he is going to speed up the space program and before the century is over the U.S. will have landed a man on the moon and returned him safely. This is a big moment for the U.S. because everything speeds up and a big focus is on the space race. (www.space.com)
  • Mercury 6

    First American to orbit earth is John Glenn. This catches the U.S . up to the Soviot Union. (www.space.com)
  • Vostok 6

    The Soviot Union sends Valintina Tereshkova in space she becomes the first women in space. The Soviot Union doesnt gain a whole lot except another first. (www.space.com)
  • Surveyor 1

    The U.S. is first to have a soft landing on the moon. This helped them learn more about the moon. www.space.com
  • Apollo 11

    Neil Armstrong is the first man on the moon and declares the end of the space race. The U.S. wins the space race. www.space.com