Cold War: The Space Race

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The Space Race was a competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to see who had better advancements in order to get into space whether it is a dog or a person. The space race started in 1955 and pretty much ended when the United States sent the first man to land on the moon in 1972. Up until that point the Soviet Union was ahead of the United States but when the United States landed a man on the moon it ended the race. The space race relates to exploration, encounter and exchange because The United States encounter the Soviet Union which caused them to explore the space and their limits in space and they exchanged ideas on what they can send into space. During the space race the United States had many encounters with the Soviet Union which is what pushed them to win the race. The United States had many encounters with them during the cold war which lead to many deaths. However they also encountered the Soviet Union in their space travels and their race with them. The United States first encountered them when they launched their first dog into space it gave them new ideas for what to do and that there wasn’t …show more content…

Before the space race The United States hadn’t done much exploring in space or what they could send up into space but this race with the Soviet Union encouraged the United States to start exploring their limits and everything outside of our world. The United States’ first achievement was the explorer one which was the first satellite sent into space. This helped them to understand their limits on space exploration as said in this quote "We believe that when men reach beyond this planet, they should leave their national differences behind them." President John F. Kennedy, 1962. The space race has impacted the world in a way that has given everyone the idea that there really are no limits if you set your mind to something and you really want to do

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