Space Race

The Race to Space

United States V.S. Russia

On July 20, 1969, the USA beat Russia to the moon. Prior to the moon landing, there was a competition between the USA and Russia. The goal of the competition was to see who would be able to get a human being on the moon first.

Luna 2

Luna 2 was a space probe launched by Russia on September 12, 1959. It was the first spacecraft to reach the Moon. This idea that Russia would be able to get to the Moon scared the United States government, and its people. Because of this, the American government invested time into the exploration of space.

Here are the crew members of Apollo 11