Cold War: Arms and Space Race

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U.S Arms Race

Drops Atomic Bomb On Japan

aug. 6, 1945

U.S H-Bomb Test

March 1, 1954

U.S Atlas Missile Development

June 11, 1957

U.S Makes Treaty

Aug. 5, 1963

U.S, U.K, and USSR make a treaty to limit a-bomb testing

SALT II treaty

Jun. 18, 1979

A Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty between the USA and USSR. The US did not ratify the treatydue to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

USSR Arms Race

USSR RDS 1

aug. 29, 1949

USSR tests first A-Bomb

First ICBM Launched

1957

Tsar Bomba

Oct. 30, 1961

The "King of Bombs," a nickname for the Soviet AN602 hydrogen bomb, the most powerful weapon ever detonated.

USSR develops ABM System

1968

U.S Space Race

Merican Space Launch

1958

The first American satellite to reach orbit.

Pioneer 4

1959

Launched on a Earth-Moon trajectory.

Tiros 1

1960

First successful weather satellite, is launched

First American in Space

1961

Alan B. Shepard becomes the first American in space

John Glenn

1962

Orbited the earth three times.

USSR Space Race

USSR launches Sputnik 1 & 2

1957

Explorer 1

January 1958

Reaching for the moon

1959

Gagarin reaches space

April 1961

Manned Orbiting Laboratory

December 1963