Space Race

 
 

Major events of the space race and their significance

USSR takes an early lead

  • October 4, 1957- Sputnik is launched by USSR
  • Gives USSR big first step in race

  • September 14, 1959- First human made object on moon- a probe- USSR
  • expands on the USSR advantage

  • April 12, 1961- First Human in space- by the USSR
  • USSR is really starting to pull away, so USA must find a way to get back

USA starts to get back

  • July 20, 1969- USA gets first man on moon
  • This is huge, so USA has made up a lot of ground, two sides are basically even


  • April 23, 1971- USSR builds a space station
  • They have taken a bit of a lead


  • July 15, 1975- USA and USSR join together to man a mission
  • The USA and USSR have realized that neither can win, so they have decided to come to a compromise, and work together

First Moon Landing 1969

No side is able to win, so they end in compromise

  • July 15, 1975- USA and USSR join together to man a mission
  • The USA and USSR have realized that neither can win, so they have decided to come to a compromise, and work together

Space race is a smaller version of the cold war

Cold War

Beginning

  • One side does something big
  • USA creates nuclear warheads

  • The other side has to equal that
  • USSR creates one


Middle

  • The two sides are stuck in a deadlock
  • Both sides keep creating new weapons, and no side can win


End

  • So, they have to end in compromise
  • No side wins and they end up destroying most of their weapons


Space Race

  • USSR launches a satelite then gets a man in space
  • US equals- gets a man on the moon
  • They are stuck deadlocked
  • So, they team up and nobody wins
  • Same as the cold war

Space Race is a microcosm of the cold war

By..............

Jimmy Q. Banta