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US arms race

uses of the A bomb on japan

August 6 1945

US tests H bomb

1952

H bomb

Nov 1 1952

US makes ICBM tech

july 9 1959

US makes MIRV systems

1968

SU arms race

First A bomb testing

August 29 1949

H bomb

August 12 1953

first ICBM launched by USSR

Aug 21 1957

USSR makes MIRV tech

1975

Chernobyl

apr 26 1986

US space race

first US satellite in orbit

JAN 31 1958

Tiros, First successful weather satellite

APR 1 1960

US launches first spy satellite

Aug 18 1960

Alan B Shepard becomes first American in space

May 5 1961

SU space race

launch sputnik

1957

Luna 2 impacts Moon

SEP 12 1959

luna 3 orbits moon

oct 4 1959

Yuri Gagarin orbits earth. First man in space

Apr 12 1961