The Space race
The space race was the race to get humans into space that began in 1955 and ended in 1972. There were two competitors The Soviet Union and the United States. They competed to be the leading country in space flight capability.
The Soviet Union was the first to get a man-made object into space (Sputnik) and the first to get a humans into space while the United States Of America was the first to get humans to the moon. the space race ended after America mad it to the moon.
The space race increased education and pure research funds witch led to better technology and an environmental movement.