Space Race

By: Erin Brandvik 6th hour

Who: The United States and the Soviet Union

What:  Engaged a competition to see who had the best technology in space.

Where: The United States, Russia and Space.

When: 1955-1972

Why?: To insure space was not used for military tactical purposes, and to remain ahead of the current technologies of the day that might tip the balance of power.

Fact:  The Soviets won the first "lap" with the Oct. 4 1957 launch of the Sputnik 1.

Summary:  The United States and the Soviet Union engaged a competition to see who had the best technology in space . It took place in Russia, The United States and Space.  The time period was 1955- to about 1972. They did this to insure space was not used for military tactical purposes. Also to remain ahead of the current technologies of the the day that might tip the balance of  power.

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