The USA vs. USSR space race- The story behind

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  • The Beginning

    The Beginning
    CitationDuring the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union wanted an opportunity to demonstrate their power. The space race was an opportunity for the two nations to show their scientific and technological advancment.
  • The united states take the first step

    The united states take the first step
    CitationThe united states launched its own satellite, Explorer I, designed by the U.S. Army under the direction of rocket scientist Wernher von Braun.
  • The space race heats up

    The space race heats up
    citationThe soviet union took a step forward in luna 2. It was the first time somebody had orbited around the world and hit the moon.
  • First american aircraft satalite to orbit the earth

    First american aircraft satalite to orbit the earth
    CitationDiscoverer XIV Launched was succesfully launched and it was the first american aircraft to enter space.
  • Soviet union takes a big step

    Soviet union takes a big step
    citationsthe Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to orbit Earth, traveling in the capsule-like spacecraft Vostok 1.
  • Growth for the U.S.

    Growth for the U.S.
    NASA's budget was increased almost 500 percent, and the lunar landing program had 34,000 NASA employees and 375,000 employees of industrial and university contractors.
  • The big step

    The big step
    Apollo 8 was the first space station to orbit the moon. It was lauched from Merritt Island.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    citationsApollo 11 was the first flight that took men to the moon and was a project of the United States. This was a great achievement because the US had reached the moon before the Soviets.
  • The U.S. Won

    The U.S. Won
    citationAstronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins set off on the Apollo 11 space mission, the first lunar landing attempt.
  • Partnership

    Partnership
    citation When the space race ended the Soviet union and The United States Agreed to build a space station for them to explore other parts of the universe.
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    The Space Race

    The Space race Between The USSR and The USA