Arms and Space Race Timeline

US Arms Race

Trinity Test

July 16, 1945

This started the whole arms race

America's Test Baker

July 25, 1946

Underwater Explosion

H-Bomb Development

January 30, 1950

Truman approves the H-bomb development

H-Bomb Test

November 1, 1952

Tests the H-Bomb

US Atlas Missile

June 11, 1957

Could travel 6,000 miles, and could hit an accurate target

Soviet Union Arms Race

Atomic Bomb Test

August 29, 1949

There first test of the atomic bomb

H-Bomb

August 12, 1953

Successful H-Bomb

Tsar Bomba

October 30, 1961

Hydrogen Bomb

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

1968

They were prohibited from anything dealing with nuclear weapons

Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty

1972

This was to limit the anti-ballistic missile

US Space Race

Explorer 1

January 31, 1958

The first American satellite to reach orbit

Explorer 2

March 5, 1958

Failed to make orbit

Pioneer 4

March 3, 1959

It passed within 37,000 miles of the Moon before falling into orbit

Tiros 1

April 1, 1960

The first successful weather satellite

Discoverer XIV

August 18, 1960

Its first camera equipped spy satellite

Soviet Union Space Race

Sputnik 1

October 4, 1957

Launches Sputnik 1

Sputnik 2

November 3, 1957

Sputnik 3

May 15, 1958

Launched Sputnik 3

Luna 1

January 2, 1959

The first man made object to orbit the sun

Venus 3

November 16, 1965

It becomes the first man made object to impact Venus