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  • 1. The Race For
    Technology
  • 2. Nuclear &Military Technology
    Nuclear power
    Nuclear weapons
    The United States and the Soviet Union had nuclear weapons
    Both nations feared a nuclear war
    nuclear annihilation: total destruction by nuclear weapons
    Arms Race
    U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenged the USSR to an arms race by building up the American military
    USSR couldn’t keep up!
  • 3. Space Technology
    The Space Race: competition between the U.S. &Soviet Union to control outer space
    Soviets: put first man-made satellite (Sputnik) into orbit & put first man in space
    Americans: put first men on the moon
    US took lead in space technology/ exploration
    Eventually, both countries began to cooperate in space exploration