Cold War Races

Soviet Arms Race

Soviet A bomb

August 29, 1949 - August 30, 1949

Soviet H bomb

1954 - 1955

Soviet ICBM

1958 - 1961

Tsar Bomb

1961 - 1962

Cuban Missile Crises

October 22, 1962 - October 30, 1962

US Arms Race

First Atomic bomb

July 16, 1945 - August 15, 1945

Hydrogen Bomb

1952 - 1953

ICBM

1954 - 1961

Massive Retaliation

1954 - 1955

Cuban Missile Crises

October 22, 1962 - October 30, 1962

Soviet Space Race

Sputnik

Oct 4, 1957 - Oct 5, 1957

Sputnik 2 and a dog

Nov 3, 1957 - nov 4, 1957

Luna 2

Sep 12, 1959 - Sep 13, 1959

Yuri Gagorian

Apr 12, 1961 - Apr 13, 1961

Alex Leonov

Mar 18, 1965 - Mar 19, 1965

US Space Race

Explorer

Jan 31, 1958 - Feb 1, 1958

NASA

Oct 1, 1958 - present day

Alan Shepard

May 5, 1961 - May 6, 1961

John Glen

Feb 20, 1962 - Feb 21, 1962

Moon Landing

Jul 20, 1969 - Jul 21, 1969