The Space Race
by:Heidi Rogers

Who- For the soviet,Yuri Gagarin was the first man they sent into space. For the U.S. Alan shepherd became the first american in space. Then others were sent up like Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, buzz aldrin, and Michael Collins.

What- the space race is a competition to see who has the best technology in space. Such events were, who could put the first manned spacecraft into orbit, and who would be the first man to walk on the moon. They considered it important because it showed the world who had the best science, technology, and economic system.

When- the space race started in 1955, and lasted 14 years and ended in 1969.

Where- the space race is in space because the so item and the U.S. Sent men into space in spacecrafts.

Why- the space race started because when the soviet launched sputnik( the spacecraft they first launched) the U.S. Became scared that they were going to take over the world with space weapons.

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