The similarities of the Cold War and the Space Race

The Space Race

The Space Race was all about America get the lead against the soviets. Even though the Soviets were the first to have someone orbit around the earth, America took up the challenge and America became the first to have someone actually step foot on the moon.

The Cold War

America is weary of the other countries and there has been some built up tension. However, no one is going to war about it. America tries to just keep Soviet expansion under wraps without angering anyone.

What are their parallels?

Space Race and Cold War

The Space Race and the Cold War have many parallels because America is competing against the Soviets. America had to win the Atom Race and the Space Race. America is always racing to win and defeat the soviets without going to war but showing their superiority in any way they can.