What Is The History Of The Space Race Essay

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The Space Race was a competition between the Soviet Union and the United States of America for technology on space that happened from 1955-1972. This competition caused many amazing things: The first object in space, the first man in space, and the first man on the moon. The Space Race had started in the Cold War, an Arms’ Race between the U. S and the USSR. Although the two countries never said that The Space Race was a competition, everyone knew it was because the two countries were already competing for weapons. The Soviets “won” the first “round” by shooting an item into space, Sputnik 1; this became the first human made satellite to be launched into space. This accomplishment had triggered the Space Race. About four months later, Wernher von Braun, a German engineer and space architect, and the US launched their first satellite, known as Juno 1. Wernher von Braun was said to be the “Father of Rocket Science”. Although Von Braun was a Nazis, he was allowed protection and entrance into America. The second “round”, to get humans into space, was also “won” by the Sovi...
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