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.