COLD WAR - The Space Race / Rwandan Genocide

  • The Space Race

    The Space Race
    The "Space Race" was a race fought by the USSR and the US the whole race was just the two countries battling it out to be the first ones on the moon.
  • The Space Race - Sputnik 1

    The Space Race - Sputnik 1
    The Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik 1, the world’s first artificial satellite. They also encouraged the United States to create NASA and make a better space program than the Soviet Union.
  • The Space Race - Sputnik 2

    The Space Race - Sputnik 2
    The USSR successfully launched their second spacecraft into the Earth’s orbit - Sputnik 2. Instead of a simple machine, they put in an animal, which is a "dog" named "Laika." Not only it was a simple spacecraft launch, but it helped scientists observe what space can do to a "living being," for later manned travels into space.
  • The Space Race - Sputnik 2 - Laika

    The Space Race - Sputnik 2 - Laika
    Laika, a female stray dog, was selected for the mission to fly into space and so "if" she came back they would collect information on her of what space will do to a living being, but unfortunately she died a few hours after the launch of Sputnik 2, while the spacecraft itself continued to orbit the Earth for 162 days carrying her body around.
  • The Space Race - Sputnik 1 (continuation)

    The Space Race - Sputnik 1 (continuation)
    After the satellite gave scientist a lot of important information about the Earth's atmosphere's density and ionosphere. The great invention had to come to an end. The satellite burnt up as it was falling from the orbit to Earth's atmosphere.
  • The Space Race - Explorer 1

    The Space Race - Explorer 1
    The United States created their first artificial satellite - The Explorer 1. They launched Explorer 1 in Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA). The spacecraft not only is a machinery that collects information about our Earth's atmosphere, but it can also take information about the Van Allen radiation belt, surrounding the Earth itself.
    The spacecraft has been taking down data until 1970 when all their batteries ran out.
  • The Space Race - Vostok 1

    The Space Race - Vostok 1
    The Soviets considered the Vostok 1, their triumph in the Space Race. The Vostok 1 spacecraft took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft was carrying Yuri Gagarin, who became the first human in history to travel into space.
  • The Space Race - Vostok 1 - Yuri Gagarin

    The Space Race - Vostok 1 - Yuri Gagarin
    Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth for nearly two hours. Although the Soviets said that he would land with the Vostok 1, the famous cosmonaut parachuted from his capsule when reaching a safe altitude.
    After the success of Vostok 1, the USSR again took the lead in the Space Race. But the triumph didn’t last for long this time either.
  • The Space Race - Mercury-Redstone 3 (Freedom 7)

    The Space Race - Mercury-Redstone 3 (Freedom 7)
    The Mercury-Redstone 3 (also known as Freedom 7) took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida with astronaut Alan Shepard on board.
  • The Space Race - Mercury-Redstone 3 (Freedom 7) - Alan Shepard

    The Space Race - Mercury-Redstone 3 (Freedom 7) - Alan Shepard
    Alan Shepard only flew for a 15 minute suborbital flight around the Earth. He was also Alan Shepard only flew for a 15 minute suborbital flight around the Earth. He was also
  • Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    Apollo 11 Moon Landing
    The Apollo 11 spacecraft took off from the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969. Four days later, the Lunar Module separated from the Command Module and took Armstrong and Aldrin to the Moon to make the first Moon walk in history, collect some lunar material, make photos and place the U.S. flag on the Moon’s surface.
  • The Rwandan Genocide - President Juvenal Habyarimana is Murdered

    The Rwandan Genocide - President Juvenal Habyarimana is Murdered
    The Rwandan President Habyrimana and the President of Burundi Cyprien Ntaryamira we on a plane, they were getting ready to land in Kigali, Rwanda, it was shot down. People believed that it was the Hutus were responsible for the shooting.
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    The Rwandan Genocide

    The Rwanda Genocide was a mass murder caused by the Hutu they attacked the Tutsi. The reason they attacked is because when Belgium left their land they did not ask the two tribes permission for changing and making land uneven between the Hutu and Tutsi so they got mad but the Hutu chose to do something about it so they attacked the Tutsi and that was the Genocide started.
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    The Rwanda Genocide-The Genocide Begins

    Rwandan forces and the Hutu Militia all got armed and the mass murder of the Tutsi began also the Hutus who supported liked the Tutsi and Ten United Nations peacekeepers from Belgium were also killed.
  • The Rwanda Genocide - The Tutsi

    The Rwanda Genocide - The Tutsi
    A group of rebel Tutsis called Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) tried to rescue the troops and end the war. The RPF were formed in 1988.
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    The Rwanda Genocide - Mass Murders

    In these four day there have been many deaths in churches and schools in total about 3 to 4 thousand deaths and 20,000 people who sought refuge.
  • The Rwanda Genocide - UN Removes Troops

    Only 270 soldiers were left in Rwanda after the UN removed 90% of their soldiers because they were scared that more peacekeepers would be killed.
  • The Rwanda Genocide - Half a million Rwandans are murdered

    As there was no help from other countries there are still many Tutsi deaths where it has led to half a million deaths.
  • The Rwanda Genocide - The RPF takes control of parts of Rwanda

    The ROF where fighting back the attackers and took control of the airport in Kigali which also gained some parts in the north and east of Rwanda.
  • The Rwanda Genocide - Thousands of Rwandan refugees go to Zaire

    Every hour, over 10,000 refugees from Rwanda go into Zaire because of safety reasons there were so many people who went to Zaire that there was not enough food, water, of shelter for everybody.
  • The Rwanda Genocide - The Genocide Ends

    The RPF had taken control and war was over Pastor Bizimungu was named President and Faustin Twagiramungu was the new prime minister.
  • The Rwanda Genocide - UN admits they could have done something about the killings

    The UN Security Council announced that they did not do enough to stop the killings and the Genocide they compared it to the Holocaust I never Germany in the 1940s.