The weapons advancements of the United States during the Cold War.
The US dropped two bombs on Japan to end the second World War.
The Hydrogen bomb was much more powerful than the first atomic bombs.
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles were stronger that the original atomic bombs and were accurately hitting targets 5,000 miles away.
American Military forces instructed to set DEFCON 2. It was the highest DEFCON setting the US has ever been.
A satellite-based nuclear defense system, which would destroy incoming missiles and war heads in space.
US President Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev sign the IRNF. It is the first arms accord signed by the two countries that calls for the elimination of an entire class of weapons- intermediate-range missiles.
The weapons advancements of the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
No one thought the Soviet Union would make an atomic bomb that quickly.
The Soviets detonate their first hydrogen bomb.
Tsar Bomba (King of the bombs) was the equivalent to more than 50 million tons of TNT. It was than all the explosives used in WWII.
Soviets were positioning missiles on Cuba. The crisis ended on October 28.
Soviets announce a nuclear testing moratorium.
Arms race ended when the Soviet Union and the United States signed the strategic Arms Reduction Act.
The space advancements of the United States during the Cold War.
Explorer 1 in orbit and gathering scientific data.
Development of Corona starts
Pioneer 4 launched toward the moon and misses.
Corona rockets were launched and disguised as missions for the research program Discoverer.
Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin walk on the moon.
The space advancements of the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Sputnik 1 in orbit.
Luna 1 is the first craft to fly beyond Earth's orbit.
Luna 2 reached the moon's surface.
Yuri Gagarin flew into orbit with the Vostok 1 and became the first man in orbit.
Zenit Satellites launched disguised as part of the research program Kosmos.