US Strategic Air Command develop a policy of constant readiness. Commander Curtis Le May identified 6000 targets in the USSR to be hit if war broke out.
1000 times more powerful than the A-Bomb.
An H-Bomb small enough to be dropped from a bomber.
USA develops a spy plane to spy on Soviet weapons development.
USA develops Atlas and Minuteman ICBMs. Also Polaris missiles which can be fired from a submarine. US public is wrongly told that the USSR have more missiles than them. Public worry.
Apollo 11 - Other Apollos researched to ensure safety of man on the moon. Kennedy had promised to have a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
Other Apollos sent up dogs and humans that orbited the moon to check landing site.
USSR detonates its first atomic bomb. The USA predicted that the USSR wouldn't be able to develop it until 1953.
Inter continental ballistic missile
USSR launches Sputnik satellite into orbit. USA shocked by Soviet advances in the "Space Race". USSR can now launch rockets into Earth's atmosphere and guide them to a target. Could be applied to missiles with nuclear warheads. Start of the Space Race.
Yuri Gagarin is the first man in space. He went up in the Vostok 1 satellite and received many awards for his achievement.
USSR detonates an H-Bomb with more power than all of the explosives used in WW2 from both sides put together.
USA and USSR agree, in Moscow, not to test any more nuclear weapons.