US Arms Race

SU Arms Race

TBertrand Russell, calls for preventive war against USSR.

12-3-1947

First Atom Bomb Tested

8-29-1949

Tsar Bomba (most powerful wepon ever detonated)

10-30-1961

Non-Proliferation Treaty

7-1-1968

SALT II Treaty

6-18-1979

US Space Race

NASA is created

10-1-1958

The "Mercury Seven" astronauts are selected by NASA.

4-2-1959

John Glenn orbits the Earth three times.

2-20-1962

Ranger 7 transmits the first close range images of the Moon

7-31-1964

Surveyor 1 soft-lands on the Moon.

6-2-1966

SU Space Race

SU launches Sputnik 1

10-4-1957

SU launches Sputnik 2 which carried a small dog named Laika

11-3-1957

Sputnik 3 is launched.

5-15-1958

Luna 1 is launched by the SU. It is the first man made object to orbit the Sun

1-2-1959

Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to soft-land on the Moon.

2-3-1966

US Arms Race

America's Test Baker - underwater explosion

7-25-1926

Truman Approves H-Bomb

1-30-1950

H-Bomb Tested

3-1-1954

Cubam Missle Crisis

10-14-1962

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

7-31-1991