The space race was between Russia and the United States. First the Soviet Union put man into orbit but then we put 2 into orbit. Then John F Kennedy said by the end of the decade we would land on the moon. Apollo 1 was a tragedy with Gus Grisam,Ed white And Roger died. The Apollo 8 orbited the moon 10 times. Followed by Apollo 10 almost landing on the moon. Then Apollo 11 landed on the moon and set an American flag right in the middle of the moon. Finally the United States won the space race.
My favorite part of the space race was when Neil Armstrong said one small step for man one giant leap for man kind and then set foot on the moon.