Arms and Space Race

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US ARMS RACE

Drop Atom bomb on Hirosima

6/6/45

America tests hydrogen bomb

1952

U.S develop ICBm technology

7/9/59

U.S develop MIRV systems

1968

Stategic Defense Initiative

3/23/83

SU ARMS RACE

S.U detonates their first atomic bomb

9/29/49

First ICBM missle launched by S.U

9/21/57

Soviets detonate Tsar Bomba

1961

S.U develop defensive ABM systems

1968

S.U. develop MIRV technology

1975

US SPACE RACE

Explorer 1, the first American satellite to reach orbit

1/31/58

Explorer 2 is launced but it fails to reach orbit.

3/5/58

Tiros 1, the first successful weather satellite, is launched.

4/1/60

Ranger 7 transmits the first close range images of the Moon.

7/31/64

Man on the moon

7/16/1969

SU SPACE RACE

USSR launches Sputnik 1.

10/4/57

USSR launches Sputnik 2 which carried a small dog named Laika into orbit.

11/3/57

Luna 1 is launched by the USSR.

1/2/59

Luna 10 becomes the first satellite to orbit the Moon.

4/3/66

Soyuz 4 & 5 perform the first Soviet spacecraft docking.

1/16/69