The Space Race And The Cold War

The space race

Some time in the middle of the cold war America and Russia got into competition of who would have been the first in space, first in orbit, first to moon,etc. Such firsts during this period include

  • 1957, first satellite in orbit (USSR)
  • 1957, first animal in orbit (USSR)
  • 1958, first communications satellite (USA)
  • 1961, first man in space (USSR)
  • 1963, first woman in space
  • 1967, first rocket on the moon (USA)
  • 1969, first man on the moon (USA)