The Space Race

By gareema
  • Germany successfully test launches the first ballistic missile

    Germany successfully test launches the first ballistic missile
    The V-2 rocket was used near the end of World War 2
  • Yalta

    Yalta
    Leaders, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt met to decide how to separate Germany among, Russia, England, and the USA, to pay repairs to the USSR.
  • Von Braun arrives at Ft. Bliss, Texas

    Von Braun arrives at Ft. Bliss, Texas
    Six other German rocket specialists also arrive
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    The speech was delivered by Winston Churchill and explained the devidion of the devision of Eastern and Western Europe.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Doctrine agreed to provide countries that supported democracy with political, millitary, and economic assistence.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The plan offered American aid to European countries that were under the Soviet control to influence democratic ideals.
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    The Cold War

  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Organized by the US, the airlift porvided food and fuel to those who were deprived in West Berlin.
  • NATO

    NATO
    The North Atlantic Free Trade or NATO was an alliance with 28 countries from North America and Europe to make peaceful resolutions of disputes.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The United Nations helped aid South Korea and China helped aid North Korea. The United Nations tried to prevent North Korea from taking over South Korea, making it a communist country
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    Korean War

  • Arms Race

    Arms Race
    The Arms Race was a nuclear power competition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
  • Domino Theory

    Domino Theory
    The Domino Theory was a phrase that described the risk of countries being taken over by communism and was coined by Eisenhower.
  • Massive Retaliation

    Massive Retaliation
    This was a strategy divesed to prevent communism by putting Russia on the brink of war with the threat of nuclear weapons.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Signing the pact became a symbal of Soviet Dominance and a militaristic threat
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The war was against the Communist government of North Vietnam and its allies, South Vietnam who were agianst the government.
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    Vietnam War

  • Sputnik 1 is Launched

    Sputnik 1 is Launched
    An R-7 two-stage ICBM launches the satellite from Tyuratam.
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    Space Race

  • Sputnik 2 is Launched

    Sputnik 2 is Launched
    The Soviet Union launches the satellite with the first living passenger, with the dog Laika aboard.
  • Vanguard TV-3 Satellite explodes

    Vanguard TV-3 Satellite explodes
    This was a failed launch by the U.S in response to Sputnik.
  • Explorer 1 Launched

    Explorer 1 Launched
    Launched by th U.S. into orbit on a Juno Rocket that also returns data from space.
  • NASA is Founded

    NASA is Founded
  • Luna 1 Launched

    Luna 1 Launched
    Launched by the U.S.S.R. It is teh first artificial object to leave Earth Orbit.
  • NASA Launches Discover 1

    NASA Launches Discover 1
    This becomes the first spy satelite but succesful recovery of film isn't until the launch of Discover 13 in Aug. 11 1960.
  • U.S. Launches First Primates in Space

    U.S. Launches First Primates in Space
    Able and Baker were aboard a suborbital flight.
  • Explorer 6 launched

    Explorer 6 launched
    Launched by NASA it provides the first photographs of the Earth from space.
  • Luna 2 launched

    Luna 2 launched
    Launched by the Soviet Union two days later it crashes into the Moon.
  • Venera is Launched

    Venera is Launched
    Launched by the Soviet Union to Venus but the probe stopped responding after a week.
  • Yuri Gagarin Becomes the First Man in Space

    Yuri Gagarin Becomes the First Man in Space
    Aboard on Vostok 1 which completes one orbit.
  • Mercury Freedom 7 is Launched

    Mercury Freedom 7 is Launched
    Launched by the U.S. on a Redstone Rocket for a 15 minute suborbital flight makes Alan Shepard the first American in Space.
  • President John Kennedy announces that an American will land on the Moon

    President John Kennedy announces that an American will land on the Moon
    President Kennedy announced he will land a man on the moon that will return safely before the end of the decade.
  • John Glenn makes the first U.S. Manned Orbital Flight

    John Glenn makes the first U.S. Manned Orbital Flight
    John Glenn was aboard Mercury 6
  • Valentina Tereshkova is the First Women to Fly in Space

    Valentina Tereshkova is the First Women to Fly in Space
  • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
    The agreement between the U.S., United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union to stop nuclear testing in the atmosphere, outer space and under water.
  • NASA launches Syncom 3

    NASA launches Syncom 3
    It was aboard a Thor-Delta rocket, becoming the first geostationary telecommunications satelite.
  • Soviets Make the First Spacewalk

    Soviets Make the First Spacewalk
    Cosmonaut Alexei Leonoy makes the first Spacewalk from the Voskhod 2 Orbiter.
  • Gemini 3 is Launched

    Gemini 3 is Launched
    It launches witha two person crwe on a Titen Rocket making Gus Grissom the first man to travel in space twice.
  • Ed White is the first American to Walk in Space

    Ed White is the first American to Walk in Space
    This is during the Gemini 4 Mission
  • Sergei Korolev Dies

    Sergei Korolev Dies
    He was the Soviet Unio's Chief Designer.
  • Luna 9 Lands on the Moon

    Luna 9 Lands on the Moon
    Launched by the Soviets.
  • Venera 9 is the First Spacecraft to Land on Venus

    Venera 9 is the First Spacecraft to Land on Venus
    Launched by the Soviet's
  • Soviet Luna 10 Enters Lunar Orbit

    Soviet Luna 10 Enters Lunar Orbit
    This became the first spacecraft to orbit the Moon.
  • Surveyor 1 lands on the Moon

    Surveyor 1 lands on the Moon
    Launched by the U.S.
  • Apollo 1 Mission starts

    Apollo 1 Mission starts
    All three astronauts suffocate from smoke inhalaton from a cabin fire during a launch pad test
  • Apollo 7

    Apollo 7
    it was launched on a Saturn 1 for an 11 day mission in earth orbit. It was also featured as the first live TV broadcast of humans in space.
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
    Launched on a Saturn V and becomes the first manned mission to orbit the Moon.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    The Apollo 11 crew lands on the Moon and return safely.
  • Detente

    Detente
    Was a period given to improve the tensions between the U.S and the Soviet Union
  • SALT

    SALT
    The Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty was designed to contain the Arms Race between the USSR and U.S
  • Apollo Soyuz Test Project

    Apollo Soyuz Test Project
    First multinational human-crewed mission
  • Afghanistan War

    Afghanistan War
    This war was a conflict over the anti-communist muslims and Afghan/Soviet Forces
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    Soviet-Afghan War

  • Solidarity

    Solidarity
    An independent trade union that was initiated by the Polish was in response to the communist parties
  • INF Treaty

    INF Treaty
    The treaty was between the USA and the Soviet Union that agreed to eliminate intermediate and short range missles.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall divided the West and East or Communists from the Democrats in Germany and fell destroying the barrier. After the fall the East and West Germany reunited and a Democratic form of government was put in place.
  • USSR Officialy Dissolved

    USSR Officialy Dissolved
    The USSR was declared officially dissolved