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The United States and Russia were engaged in a Cold War rivalry during the mid-20th century. Competition for space exploration, including reaching the moon, was seen as a symbol of technological and ideological superiority. The US wanted to be the first to demonstrate its capabilities and dominance in space, which led to the race to the moon.

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It really had nothing to do with the moon or exploration at the very heart. At the time the US and the USSR were embroiled in the cold war,with each side trying to prove that their technology and missiles were superior. The result of this "competition" eventually became a race to the moon. So as a direct answer, they were racing in order to prove which side had the best technology/military.

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