The Space Race
By: Michael Duthie
The Space Race was a competition between the United States and The Soviet Union to see who had the best space technology. It started in 1955 and went through 1975. It started with the Russians launching the first satellite in orbit around Earth, Sputnik 1. The Russians were beating the US in all aspects of the race. Then the United States decided to go to the Moon. The Gemini program was the research program for the Apollo mission. This effectively won the United States the space race. It ended with the joint mission between the US and the Soviet Union, Apollo-Soyez program.