The Space Race

Grace Slotterback

The Space Race

The Space Race lasted from 1957-1975 and during that time the Soviet Union and the United States were competing to reach new frontiers regarding Space travel and rocket technology.

The Cold War and the Space Race

The Space Race was going on at the same time as the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union. During the Cold War, the two countries were racing to acquire more nuclear weapons than the other, and during the Space Race, the two countries were racing to show supremacy in the fields of rocket technology and space exploration. Each time a country made a new advance it showed they had new technology which meant they could be capable of creating new weapons.