SU Arms Race
TBertrand Russell, calls for preventive war against USSR.
First Atom Bomb Tested
Tsar Bomba (most powerful wepon ever detonated)
US Space Race
NASA is created
The "Mercury Seven" astronauts are selected by NASA.
John Glenn orbits the Earth three times.
Ranger 7 transmits the first close range images of the Moon
Surveyor 1 soft-lands on the Moon.
SU Space Race
SU launches Sputnik 1
SU launches Sputnik 2 which carried a small dog named Laika
Sputnik 3 is launched.
Luna 1 is launched by the SU. It is the first man made object to orbit the Sun
Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to soft-land on the Moon.
US Arms Race
America's Test Baker - underwater explosion
Truman Approves H-Bomb
Cubam Missle Crisis
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty