The Space Race

by Andrew bullock

Cause of the Space Race

One of the main reasons for the space race was the Cold War. Both America and the USSR were competing to be the world leader, so space was an important place for battle
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How It Started

The Space Race started when Russia sent Sputnik and the first man into space. People in the U.S. were worried because they thought that Russia could drop nuclear weapons from space. The U.S. needed to do something quick

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was the commander of Apollo 11 which was the first space craft with humans to land on the moon. Armstrong was the first man ever to set foot on the moon and said "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
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