Cold War Timeline Noah Swaney


US arms race

Drop of the first atomic bomb

August 6, 1945

U.S. start making H-Bomb


U.S. test the H-Bomb

August 12, 1952

U.S. Develops MIRV system


US space race

U.S. launches first satellite

January 31, 1958

Tiros 1, the first successful weather satellite, is launched.

April 1, 1960

Alan B. Shepard becomes the first American in space.

April 5, 1961

Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first picture of the Earth from that distance.

August 14, 1966

Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon

July 20, 1969

Soviet Union arms race

Soviets drop their first bomb

August 29, 1949

Soviets Build H-Bomb


Soviet Union launches firsts ICBM missle

August 21 1957

Soviet Union develops Tsar missile

October 1961

Cuban missile crisis

October, 1962

Soviet Union space race

Soviet Union launches sputnik


Soviet Union launches dog into space

November 3, 1957

Soviet Union Launch Luna First man made object to orbit the Sun

January 2, 1959

Soviet Union photographs moon surface

Oct. 4, 1959

Yuri Gagarin orbits the Earth once and becomes the first man in space.

April 12, 1961