Arms and Space Race Timeline

Soviet Union Space Race

Launches Sputnik 1

1957

Launches Sputnik 2 w/dog

1957

Sputnik 3 is launched

1958

Luna 1 is launched

1959

Yuri Gagarin orbits

1961

US space race

First US satellite detected

1958

First solar powered satellite

1958

First weather satellite!

1959

Pioneer 4 is launched

1959

First man on the moon

1969