Space Race of the Cold War

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US Arms race

Trinity test

1945

The world's first atomic bomb test. This started the eventual US Vs. Soviet Arms Race.

Atomic bomb

1946

The americans tested there frist atomic bomb underwater.

Truman

1950

Truman approves the H-Bomb

Test Ban treaty

1963

Treaty between UK, USSR and US limits nuclear testing. France and China reject it and develop their own weapons

Non-Proliferation Treaty

1968

A treaty signed by UK, USSR and US agreeing not to assist non-signatories in gaining nuclear weapons.

Soviet Union Arms Race

Trinity test

1945

The world's first atomic bomb test. This started the eventual US vs. Soviet Arms Race.

Bomb Bomb Bom

1949

In 1949 the Soviets were testing their atomic bomb called Joe-1. Stalin liked to call it "first Lighting"

Deadly bomb

1961

This was a hydrogen bomb, the most powerful weapon ever detonated. The bomb's yield was reduced and provide enough time for the bomber deploying the device to escape it's blast.

Test Ban Treaty

1963

Treaty between UK, USSR and US limits nuclear testing. France and China reject it and develop their own weapons
Picture from the US goes with this one.

Non-Proliferation Treaty

1968

A treaty signed by UK, USSR and US agreeing not to assist non-signatories in gaining nuclear weapon.
The picture with the US one goes for this one too.

US Space Race

A slow start

April 12, 1960

We were not the first ones into orbit, the Soviet Unions were. So we knew we had to push back and do something better than that.

Race to the Moon

1961

The amercian were embarssed at the begining of the Space Race. President Kennedy wasn't going to be embarssed, so he went to congress and told them that they need, want, and better have the first man on the moon.

Gemini Program

1961

In the Gemini program the Americans learned how to change the orbit of a spacecraft, spent time in orbit to learn how the human body would be affected, brought two spacecraft together in space, and also went on the first space walks outside of a space craft.

FIRST TO THE MOON!

July 16, 1969

They sent men up to the moon and they successfully landed on the moon and they were there for 3 days.

End of the US Space Race

1975

With the Gemini and Apollo programs the US had taken a huge lead in the Space Race. Which helped them look better and get to the moon first.

Soviet Union Space Race

Sputnik

1957

This was the satellite name they sent up into space.

Space Robots

1959

The Soviet did land on the moon with a robot called, "Luna 2 spacecraft." They created a lot of robots to send up there but they never could figure out how to land softly. Finally they did with Luna 16 folloed by Luna 20

Sputnik #3

1960

Sputnik #3 was the size of the moon. It was 5*11 feet and weight a lot!

Missiles

1961

Both the United States and the Soviet Union were interested in developing intercontinental ballistic missiles. More the Soviets. These missiles would have the ability to hit any location on Earth, but in order to do so they had to exit the atmosphere.

Man in Orbit

April 12, 1961

In 1961 the Soviets beat the US to get the first man in orbit.