Arms/Space Race

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"US Space Race"

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NASA is formed

oct 1 1958

Pioneer 1 is launched

oct 11 1958

John Glenn orbits earth 3 times

feb 20 1962

Mariner 2 flies past venus

dec 14 1962

Theodore Freeman dies in plane crash

oct 31 1964

"SU Space Race"

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Sputnik is launched into space

oct 4 1957

Luna 1 is launched

Jan 1 1959

Luna 3 orbits the moon

oct 4 1959

Yuri Gargain is first man in space

april 12 1961

Luna 9 is first craft to land on moon

feb 3 1966

"SU Arms Race"

RDS 1

aug 29 1949

Tsar Bomba

oct 30 1961

Test Ban Treaty

Aug 5 1963

Salt II Treaty

Jun 18 1979

Start 1

Jun 30 1981

"US Arms Race"

US test atomic bomb

July 1945

Truman approves H bomb

Jan 30 1950

H-Bomb test

mar 1 1954

US Atlas Missle

jun 11 1957

Cuban Missle Crisis

oct 14 1962