The Space Race

United States vs. Soviet Union

Two superpowers battle it out to explore space.

Important events include the launching of the first artificial satellite, the first man in space, and the first man on the moon.

This rivalry introduces new fears to the Cold War.

Could either country launch missiles or other weapons from space satellites? Could they spy on each other from space? Could a military base be built on the moon?

One of the most important periods in history