Space and Arms Race

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Soviet Union Arms Race

Creation of a-bomb

8/29/49

5 operational a-bombs

1950

stalin passes away

1953

first h-bomb

8/12/53

Soviet Union Space Race

USSR launches Sputnik 1

October 4, 1957

USSR launches Sputnik 2

November 3, 1957

Sputnik 3

May 15, 1958

Luna

January 2, 1959

Luna 2 is launched

September 12, 1959

Luna 3

October 4, 1959

First Man in Space

April 12, 1961

Cosmonaut Valentia

June 16, 1963

First Space Walk - Alexei Leonov

March 18, 1965

First man made object to land on Vensus

November 16, 1965

United States Arms Race

dropping a-bomb on hiroshima

8/6/45

369 operational a-bombs

1950

creation of the h-bomb

11/1/52

truman leaves office; Eisenhower president

1/1953

United States Space Race

Explorer 1

January 31, 1958

Explorer 2

March 5, 1958

Vanguard

March 17, 1958

NASA is created

October 1, 1958

Pioneer 1

October 11, 1958

Mercury Seven

April 2, 1959

Discover XIV

August 18, 1960

First American in Space

May 5, 1961

John Glenn orbits earth 3 times

February 20, 1962

First picture of Earth from around the moon

August 14, 1966

First men to walk on the moon

July 20, 1969