The Space Race

Brooks Moore

Importance

The Space Race is important because it represents the clash between Communism and Capitalism. Each system strived to prove that they were better than each other and one way to do this was to explore space. They spent so much money trying to accomplish something the other didn't, and eventually, Capitalism completed the ultimate task of putting a man on the moon.

How did the Space Race parallel with the Cold War?

The Space Race paralleled with the Cold War in the sense that it was a struggle for power between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Each country wanted to prove that they were the dominant force in the world.