Cold War and Space Race

How the space has parallels to the cold war

Cold War and Space Race

Both the space race and the Cold war were a result of World War 2. After and during the later years of World War 2 the Soviet Union and the US had an arms race to build Nuclear weapons. This was more for bragging rights and not as much for War purposes. As a result of the Arms race Atomic weapons were made which started the Cold War. The Cold War was really started because of National pride which was what started the Space Race. Then similar to after the US made an Atomic Bomb the Soviet Union had to make a bomb also to be ahead of the US. Then during the Space race it was the opposite, because the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and had the first man in space so the US had to respond. The US's response was sending men to the moon. Then the Space race was over because that is the most anyone has done with men in space to this day. Based on my research the two big parallels that you can draw between the two are World War 2 and National Pride.