Cold War Arms Race Space Race

For U.S. History 7th period

U.S. Arms Race

V-2 Rockets

1944

Drops the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

08/06/1945

H-Bomb tested

1952

Develops ICMB Technology

1959

Creates MIRV system

1968

S.U. Arms Race

Detonates Atom Bomb

1949

Make The Atom Bomb

1949

H-Bomb

1953

The First ICBM Bomb is Launched

1957

Detonated Tsar Bomb

1961

U.S. Space Race

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

March 17, 1958

The US launches Discoverer XIV, its first camera equipped spy satellite.

August 18, 1960

President John F. Kennedy addresses Congress

May 25, 1961

John Glenn orbits the Earth three times.

Feb. 20 1962

Mariner 4 returns close ranger images of Mars.

July 14, 1965

Luna 10 becomes the first satellite to orbit the Moon.

April 3, 1966

S.U. Space Race

Soviet Union Launches Sputnik 1

october 4, 1957

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

Cosmonaut Valentia Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.

June 16, 1963

Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to soft-land on the Moon.

Feb 3, 1966