Space Race



  • The space race was led by Russia in the 1950's but the U.S. followed behind them.

  • Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space. He was from Russia.

  • JFK said that we would have a man on the moon before the end of the decade.


  • It was a part of the arms race, but also a fight to put the first craft in space.


  • The space race effected scientific discoveries, the Space station, NASA, and technology

1950 1957 1958 1959 1961 1969


Space Race starts, USSR launches Sputnik 1, Sputnik 3 launched, Luna 1 is launched, Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space (Russia), Neil Armstrong is the first man on the moon

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" - Timeline of Space Exploration." - Timeline of Space Exploration. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2016

Person, and Hayley Edwards. "Impact of the Space Race." N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2016.