US and SU

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US Arms Race

Atom bomb

1945

Created by Manhattan Project

Hydrogen Bomb

1952

U.S. gets hydrogen bomb before the S.U.

USA Test ICBMs

1958

USA launches submarine loaded with nuclear weapons

1959

Production of about 8,000 ICBMs

1968

By the end of the 60s the U.S. had about 8,000 ICBMs to use against the S.U.

SU Arms Race

Atom bomb

1949

SU gets atom bomb later than U.S.

Hydrogen Bomb

1955

S.U. gets hydrogen bomb after U.S.

USSR test Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

1957

USSR builds Anti-Ballistic Missile

1966

Production of about 7,000 ICBMs

1968

By the end of the 60s the S.U. had about 7,000 ICBMs to use against the U.S.

US Space Race

First orbital solar observatory

March 7, 1962 - March 8, 1962

OSO-1-NASA

14-day human spaceflight record

December 18, 1965 - December 19, 1965

Gemini 7-NASA

First spacecraft docking

March 16, 1966 - March 17, 1966

Gemini 8 / ATV-NASA was the name of the ship.

First X-ray orbital observatory

December 12, 1970 - December 13, 1970

Uhuru (satellite)-NASA was the name of the X-Ray orbital observatory

First Jupiter flyby

December 3, 1973 - December 4, 1973

Pioneer 10-NASA was ship used for this mission.

SU Space Race

First intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

August 21, 1957

R-7 Semyorka

First animal in orbit

November 3, 1957

Sputnik 2 was ship and the dog's name was Laika.

First rocket engine restart in Earth orbit First lunar spacecraft

January 2, 1959

Luna 1

First impact into another celestial body (Moon)

September 14, 1959

Luna 2 on the moon

First planetary flyby (Venus)

May 19, 1961

Venera 1