Arms and Space Race

U.S arms race

Started building warheads

1945

built over 70,000

H bomb

1954

Nationwide roads

1956

47,000 miles, just in case we got involved with the war so military could move faster

Built Norad

1958

North American Aerospace Defense headquarters. In Cheyenne mountains 2,500 feet in. Still used today

U-2 Spy plane

1960

Shot down in 1960

Emergency Broadcast system

1963

made so the president can alert the public of war threats, crisis.

Soviet Unions Arms Race

First Atomic Bomb detonated

1949

U.S space race

NASA is formed

1958

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Pioneer is launched

1958

70,700 miles

Explorer 1

January 31, 1958

First American Satellite to reach orbit. Van Ellen radiation belt

Vanguard Satellite

March 17, 1958

Functions for 3 years

Neil Armstrong first man on moon

1969

Edwin "Buzz" Neil was the first one to step on the moon. His crew person was orbiting around the moon.

Soviet Union Space Race

Sputnik

1957

People feared this because they didn't know what else could be coming after the Sputnik

sputnik 2 Laika the dog

November 3, 1957

Luna is launched

1959

Closest thing to a man being on the moon

Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth once

1961

Luna 9

1966

first spacecraft to actually land on the moon