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US space race

1942 - 1969

SU Space race

1942 - 1969

US arms race

Drop Bomb on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Test hydrogen bomb

1952

Develop ICBM technology

July 9, 1959

MIRV system

1968

Strategic Defense Initiative

March 23, 1983

SU space race

Begins 1942

Intercontinental Balistic Missile

August 21, 1957

Sputnik

October 4, 1957

First animal in orbit

November 3, 1957

Photo of the Far Side of the Moon

October 7, 1959

Human in Orbit

April 12, 1961

US space race

Begins 1942

First communication satelite

December 18, 1958

Reconnaissance Satellite

June 1959

Photo of Earth from Space

August 7, 1959

Manned Lunar Orbit

December 24, 1968

Man on the Moon

July 20, 1969

SU arms race

Detonate first atomic bomb

August 29, 1949

Detonate hydrogen bomb

November 22, 1955

Detonate Tsar Bomba

October 1961

Defensive ABM systems

1968

Develop MIRV technology

1975