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Soviet Union Arms race

USSR RDS-1

29 Aug 1949

First Soviet atomic bomb.

First time H bomb

November 22, 1955

Nuclear weapon test

1956

Tsar Bomba

30 Oct. 1961

The Soviet Hydrogen bomb, the most powerful weapon ever.

Cuban Missle Crisis

14 Oct 1962

Us space race

Explorer 1

Jan. 31 1958

The Vanguard 1

Mar. 17, 1958

Pioneer 1

Oct. 11, 1958

The "Mercury Seven"

Apr. 2, 1959

astronauts are selected by NASA.

Alan B. Shepard

May 5, 1961

becomes the first American in space.

Soviet Union Space Race

USSR launches Sputnik 1.

Oct. 4 1957

Sputnik 3 is launched.

May 15 1958

Yuri Gagarin

12 Apr 1961

orbits the Earth once and becomes the first man in space.

Venera 4

Oct. 18 1967

transmits data about the atmosphere of Venus.

Soyuz 4 & 5

Jan. 16 1969

US Arms race

Trinity Test

16 July 1945

The worlds first atomic bomb test, this started the US/Soviet Arms Race.

America's Test Baker - Underwater Explosion

25 July 1946

Truman approves H-bomb development

30 Jan 1950

H-bomb Castle-Bravo test

1 Mar 1954

US Atlas Missile Development

11 Jun 1957

Could travel 6,000 miles

Strategic Defense Initiative

23 Mar 1983

a space-based defense proposal for the United States.