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Space Race Between Us and Ussr

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INDEX:

Page 2: Introduction
Page 2/3: Chapter 1
Page 3/4: Chapter 2
Page 4/5: Chapter 3
Page 5/6: Chapter 4
Page 6: Chapter 5
Page 7: Timeline
Page 7/8: Chapter 6
Page 8: Conclusion
Page 9: List of Sources

Space race between the US and the USSR
Introduction
The Space Race was a mid-to-late 20th century competition between the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (USA) for supremacy in space exploration. Between 1957 and 1975, the Cold War rivalry between the two nations focused on attaining firsts in space exploration, which were seen as necessary for national
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An unforeseen effect was that the Space Race contributed to the birth of the environmental movement; the first color pictures of Earth taken from deep space were used as icons by the movement to show the planet as a fragile "blue marble" surrounded by the blackness of space.
During the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union endeavored to demonstrate their power. The space race served as an opportunity for the two nations to showcase their scientific and technological capabilities. Amidst propaganda, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. competed for superiority in space as they constantly tried to top each other.

Chapter 2: The Purpose of the Space Race

The Space Race was something that took root in a time of international turmoil, mistrust and anxiety. The U.S. and U.S.S.R had for decades been rivals in some instances, enemies in others, but always mistrustful of each other and constantly seeking ways to gain the upper hand. With the development of nuclear weapons immediately following World War II, the general fear in the arena of world affairs was that these two nations, in a cruel irony the first two nations to possess nuclear weapons, would utilize these weapons to destroy one another, and in the process, the entire world as well, a phenomena that was termed “Assured Destruction”. With this context in mind, it is apparent that the Space Race had many direct and indirect purposes. As an
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