Space Race

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U.S.S.R Space Race

Sputnik 1

March, 1957

U.S.R.R launches Sputnik 1

Sputnik2

November 3, 1957

Sputnik 3

May 15, 1958

U.S.S.R launches Sputnik 3

U.S. Space Race

Explorer 2

March 5, 1958

Explorer 2 is launched, but fails to reach orbit.

Vanguard

March 17, 1958

Vanguard 1 is launched, and functions for 3 years.

U.S.S.R Arms Race

U.S.S.R Moves Up

1949

The U.S.S.R also gets and A-bomb

U.S. Arms Race

Manhattan Project

August 1942

The U.S. sets up the Manhattan project to create the first nuclear weapon

Dropped a bomb!

1952

U.S. dropped the first H-bomb- Bikini Atoll

U.S.S.R Drops a bomb!

1955

U.S.S.R drops an H-bomb too! 100 times more powerful than their first one. This one was also air-born.

U.S.S.R develops..

1957

U.S.S.R develops the ICBM (Inter- Continental Ballistic Missel)