S P A C E R A C E
By: BEN, Gracie
The space race began when the united states and the former USSR rushed to Germany to get the rocket.The USSR launched the first satellite. The US launched their first satellite months later, Explorer 1. After Apollo 17 the last manned space craft came back they brought back rock and soil . The space race was not a long series of successes. Both the USA and the USSR wanted to be the world leader. Russia won by a lot. It was a competition of space exploration.