Arms and Space Race Timeline

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U.S.Arms Race

Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945


America's Test Baker - underwater explosion

July 25, 1946

U.S. H-bomb Castle-Bravo test

March 1, 1954

US Atlas Missile Development

June 11, 1957

US developed ICBM technology

1959

U.S. developed MIRV systems

1968

Soviet Union Arms Race

USSR detonates their first Atomic Bomb

1949

USSR RDS-1 First S.V Atomic Bomb Test

August 29, 1949

H-Bomb

1953

First ICBM missile launched by USSR

1957

Soviets Detonate Tsar Bomba

1961

US Space Race

Sputnik

1957

Explorer 1

1958

First American satellite to reach orbit.

Pioneer 4

1959

Launched on on Earth-Moon trajectory.

Tiros 1

1960

First successful weather satellite, is launched

First American in Space

1961

John Glenn

1962

He orbits the Earth three times

Soviet Union Space Race

USSR launches Sputnik 1 & 2

1957

Sent 2 probes to the moon

1957

Sputnik 3

1958

Luna 1 is launched

1959

First man made object to orbit sun

Valentia Tereshkova

1963

First woman in Space