S: The Space Race 1957-1969
BC: And that concludes the information and time-line of the Space Race during the Cold War Signed, Gabby King | 315 S Missouri Str. Jackson, MO 63755
FC: that changed the world | The Space Race 1957-1969
1: Sputnik 1 was the 1st artificial satellite launched in 1957 by the Soviet Union. | This is what officially started the Space Race in 1957. This led to the creation of NASA which was initiated by President Eisenhower
2: 1958 - The Explorer 1 was launched by the United States | in retaliation to Sputnik 1
3: The NASA office in 1958 | The NASA logo
4: 1959 - Luna 2 was a satellite probe that became the first to hit the moon.. | Soviet Union
5: In 1961, Soviet Union cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space and to orbit the earth.
6: 1961 - .Alan Shepard JR became the first American in space
7: 19611erqedf962 | 1962 - John Glenn JR the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. | 1963 - The first woman in space is Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.
8: 1968 The United States launches Apollo 8, the first manned space mission to orbit the moon. | 1969 U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins make it to the moon on Apollo 11.Armstrong is the first man to walk on the moon and was followed by Buzz Aldrin
9: By reaching the moon first, the United States won the space race. Soviet and U.S. leaders knew that being the first country to land on the moon would be an extremely important media event. The world watched each country’s progress with great interest. Scientists and government leaders in both countries were under intense pressure to meet tough deadlines | In other words, even though the Soviets had a head start we kicked butt.
10: Neil Armstrong's footprint on the moon. How nifty.
11: The Leaders during the Space Race