What are facts about the space race?
its facts about space
The space race is important because it shows the competitive nature between humans. it is a race between russia and america to reach (get a man on) the moon. the race was stared when russia launched a satellite called sputnik in 1957, the americans thought this could destroy them (by launching missiles from space) and the race for space started.
The Space Race began a whole series of events. In the US, an entire "Sputnik" craze broke out following the launch of the first satellite by the Soviet Union. Also, during the space race, NASA felt the need to develop a ballpoint pen which would work in zero-gravity conditions. After spending 1 million dollars on research, the pen was developed successfully. Funnily enough, the Soviet Union had the same problem; they used a pencil.