Race to the Moon

Luke, Taylor, and Sydney

Race to the

Who was involved? Soviet Union & US SN

When and where it happened? April 12, 1961- Soviet cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin- first human in space. July 20, 1969- US astronaut Neil Armstrong took first steps on the moon. SN

Popular culture of that time period Microwave ovens made dinner fast and easy, while the pocket calculators made math easier. -TO

How it resonates today many other advances have made life easier today-TO

What effect did it have then? Made life easier and more convenient was a big part of the 1970’s-TO

Scale of importance in American history-7/10