Cold War Arms Race and Space Race

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U.S Arms Race

Successfully tested the first atomic bomb

July 1945

Dropped the Atomic on Hiroshima

August 6,1945

U.S Has 369 atomic bombs and Soviet Union only has 5

1950

Truman says that the U.S is developing the H-Bomb

January 31 1950

U.S. Successfully finished the H-Bomb

November 1 1952

Soviet Union Arms Race

Soviet Union detonates there atomic bomb

1949

H-Bomb

1953

First ICB missile launched by Soviet Union

1957

Soviets detonate Tsar Bomba

1961

Soviets develop defense ABM system

1968

U.S Space Race

V-2 Rockets

1936

Sends first satellite into space

January 31 1958

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA)

October 1 1958

Pioneer 1 is launched to a height of 70,700 miles.

October 11 1958

Pioneer 4 fell out of orbit

March 3 1959

Mercury Seven astronauts are selected by NASA

April 2 1959

Soviet Union Space Race

Soviet Union sends Sputnik to space

October 4 1957

Sends the Sputnik 2 into space

November 3 1957

Luna 2 is launched. And impacts the moon

September 12 1958

Luna 3 orbits the Moon and photographs 70% of its surface.

October 4 1959

Yuri Gagarin orbits the Earth once and becomes the first man in space.

April 12 1961