Arms and Space Race Timeline

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US Arms Race

Drop A-Bomb on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Truman Approves H-Bomb

Jan 30, 1950

H-Bomb Castle Bravo Test

March 1, 1954

Us Missile Development

June 11, 1957

Cuban Missile Crisis

Oct 14, 1962

Soviet Arms Race

First H-Bomb

August 1953

First man in space

April 1961

Second H-Bomb

Oct 1961

Non-Proliferation Treaty

July 1, 1968

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

July 31, 1991

Treaty of Moscow

June 1, 2003

US Space Race

Explorer 1

Jan 31, 1958

Explorer 2 (Failed)

March 5, 1958

Vanguard Satellite

March 17, 1958

NASA is formed

Oct 1, 1958

Pioneer 1 is launched

Oct 11, 1958

"Mercury Seven" astronauts are selected by NASA

April 2, 1959

Soviet Space Race

Sputnik 1

Oct 4, 1957

Sputnik 2

Nov 3, 1957

Sputnik 3

May 15, 1958

Luna 1

Jan 2, 1959

Luna 2

Sept 12, 1959

Luna 3

Oct 4, 1959