Cold war space race

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Cold war space race

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

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