Space Race

America and Soviet Union

United states versus The Soviet Union

The US and USSR are in a cold war and a constant state of competition, this is what lead to the Space Race

Time line

This all started in 1957 when the USSR launched the first satellite into space, Sputnik. In response to this the US created NASA in 1958. And later that year Launched the Explorer 1. Much later USSR launched the first man into space in 1961, and the first woman in 1963. There were many accomplishments in between, however, in 1972 NASA got the first man to the Moon.

Those involved for The United States

And Nikita Khrushchev for The Soviet Union

The Comparison

The Space Race was just another competition between these two super powers. They were build there militaries to compete just as they were competing to be the firs to the moon.