The Space Race and The Cold War

How they were the same

The Cold War

The Cold War was essentially a period of tension between the Soviet Union and the United States. There was no action during the Cold War but there was an arms race, missile crises, and lots of threats.

The Space Race

The Space Race was a race between the US and the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was the first to launch a man into space but the US beat them to the moon.

How They Compare

The Space Race could be looked at as a metaphor to the Cold War. Both of these events are competitions between the Soviet Union and the US. Both of these events sparked lots of changes in the United States including the start of NASA, the space program and our country's ational security.