cold war arms race space race

Main

us arms race

us dropped atomic bomb on hiroshima japan

August 6, 1945

America's Test Baker - underwater explosion

july 25, 1946

USSR RDS-1

august 29, 1949

US Atlas Missile Development

june 11, 1957

New START

April 8, 2010

soviet union arms race

soviet union gets atomic bomb

8/29/49

us space race

Explorer 1, the first American satellite to reach orbit, is launched.

january 31, 1958

Explorer 2 is launced but it fails to reach orbit.

march 5, 1958

John F. Kennedy is elected the 35th President of the United States.

November 8, 1960

Alan B. Shepard becomes the first American in space.

May 5, 1961

first man on the moon

july 20, 1969

The Vanguard 1 satellite is launched. It continues to function for 3 years.

march 17

soviet union space race

spudnik 1 to moon

10/4/57

USSR launches Sputnik 1.

october 4, 1957

USSR launches Sputnik 2 which carried a small dog named Laika into orbit.

november 3, 1957

Sputnik 3 is launched.

may 15, 1958

Luna 1 is launched by the USS.

january 2, 1959