The Space Race

The Space Race was a technological show of power and ability during the height of the Cold War between the USSR and the USA. It started with the launch of the Sputnik probe and effectively ended with the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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Who was Russia's president during the space race?

There were two actually--Nikita S. Khruschev and Leonid I. Brezhnev

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What event began the space race?

In 1957 the Russian's launched a satellite. This began the "race" and when JFK came to office he set a goal to be the first to land on the moon. Various animals were sent into space by both countries and John Glenn was the first man to go into space around the world. He came down in a small capsule in the ocean where a Navy ship picked him up after his splashdown. Finally in 1969 the United States put the first man on the moon.

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What was the first satellite sent into space?

The first artificial satellite was Sputnik I, launched by the USSR on October 4, 1957. It orbited the Earth until January 4, 1958. Sputnik 2, carrying a live dog passenger, was launched November 3, 1957.

The first successful US satellite was Explorer 1, launched February 1, 1958.

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What best describes the motivation to pursue the Space Race?

The Cold War had been underway for decades. Although this "war" never had a battle, it was clearly about dominance and control, especially over nuclear weapons. Space, therefore, was an apt metaphor and literal embodiment of ultimate dominance! Who controlled Space controlled the World, at least by reputation. When the USSR put a monkey in space, the USA would do the ultimate--put men into space! This was still (gasp!) nearly unthinkable--yet men were thinking and planning this exact action.

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When was the space race?

From around 1957 to 1975

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The Soviet Union kicked off the Space Race with the launching of?

sputnik

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How did the space race affect peoples lives?

The Space Race affected peoples lives in so many different ways that there are books about it, and I've gotta write a 3 page essay about it so you should probably narrow your broad question.

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Would anything be different if Russia won the space race?

"For the first living creatures in space, US launched dogs into the captured V-2 rockets in 1946. The Russians were the first ones to launch living beings on their own. They launched a dog in 1957 in Sputnik 2 but technology did not exist to retrieve it so it died. They launched two more dogs later on in 1960 who orbited the Earth and returned. The Russians also sent turtles to fly around the moon in Zond 5 in 1968. The Russians also sent the first human in space who was Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961 on Vostok 1 in 1962. The first dual-manned mission was also Russian and the first woman in space was also Russian. The Russians beat us to a launch with a multiple-personnel crew which did not have to wear space suits. The Russians also did the first space walk in 1965. The Russians were the first to reach the vicinity of the moon in 1959 and also to land a probe on the moon later in 1959. So as you can see, the Russians clearly kicked our behind in the Space Race. The only exception is Neil Armstrong landing on the moon first but that only happened because of USSR officially announcing that they were not concerned with putting a man on the moon." What the US did was create an arbitrary goal (putting man on the moon) AFTER they won it so they could feel good. They lost all the other "races", such as putting the first satellite in space, along with everything else mentioned above. The Russians DID win the "space race". But nothing would really change if the US won. The Yahoo!Answers information is misleading at best. The U.S. never launched dogs into space. http://www.onpedia.com/encyclopedia/Animals-in-space The first dual-manned mission was also Russian and the first woman in space was also Russian - publicity stunts with no planned follow-up. The Russians may have beat us to a launch with a multiple-personnel crew which did not have to wear space suits with Voskhod 1 but it was little more than a dangerous attempt to upstage the United States' upcoming two-seat Gemini missions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voskhod_1 The Russians also did the first space walk in 1965 in an attempt yet again to upstage publicly announced US plans but nearly ended in disaster when Leonov found himself unable to re-enter the Voskhod 2 spacecraft due to a hurriedly and poorly designed suit. http://www.astronautix.com/flights/voskhod2.htm The Russians were the first to reach the vicinity of the moon in 1959 but did not successfully land a probe there until January 1966. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/lunarussr.html The Vosktok program was technological dead-end in which the cosmonauts had to eject and parachute to earth before the spacecraft landed. Voskhod was an adapted Vosktok without an ejection seat that crammed three and then two cosmonauts with an inflatable airlock that was a deathtrap waiting to happen - a stopgap until the Soyuz could fly. The first Soyuz caught up with the Soviets and ended in the death of its pilot. http://space.about.com/cs/deceasedcosmonaut/a/soyuz1crash.htm The Russians clearly did not kick our behind in the Space Race. The USSR only officially announced that they were not concerned with putting a man on the moon after their N-1 booster failed repeatedly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N1_rocket

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What spacecraft was involved in the space race?

The Space Race was a competition for victory between the US and the USSR. It began with the launch of Sputnik 1 by the Soviet Union. It involved many other missions to include Explorer 1, Vostok 1, Mariner 2, Ranger 7, and Luna 9. Some of the more well known missions are the Apollo missions 1-17.

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Wich event began the space race?

For fear of nuclear attacks, initially, space exploration was the best analog, or excuse, to test nuclear ICBM and SRBM delivery technologies. Later it became more of a chest thumping display of national pride and economic supremacy.

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The space race was between what two countries?

The Soviet Union and the United States.

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What was the space race between Russia and the United State?

The "space race" was a competition between USSR and The United States to get objects and people into space orbit, and eventually reach the moon. The USSR placed the first synthetic satellite in orbit ("sputnik"), placed the first human in orbit, preformed the first space walk (where the astronaut leaves the rocket and floats in free space, attached to the rocket by a cord), but the US placed the first man on the moon.

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What does space race mean?

The 'space race diplomacy' refers to the competition mostly in the 1950's and 1960's between the United States and the USSR to achieve a number of firsts in space and to dominate it. Initially Russia led the way with the first satellite, first man and later woman in space, and first spacewalk - although some of the difficulties and shortcuts taken to achieve these were not revealed until much later. Eventually, the US took the lead and became the first to land a man on the moon. Nowadays, Russia and the US work side by side on the International Space Station. Both nations used this newly-born 'space race' to scare one another of the nuclear bombs both now possessed. (Ex: Sputnik was thought to be a nuke by the Americans at first).

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What event started the space race in 1957?

The galactic aliens from utopia. They got in a ight and bet who could race across space the fastest. Not a very bright race seeing how space expands for ever.

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What caused the space race between the US and the USSR?

The so-called "space race" between the US and the USSR was to become the first nation to successfully launch a space satellite to orbit the Earth. Most of all it was a race to see which nation had the best technology. The idea was that whomever controlled space had a scientific edge over all other nations.

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What did the space race change?

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From what I've seen the space race didn't change much except in the Political wars that countries often have over who's best. The United States won that race, but what was accomplished is beyond me.

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What was the most important achievement year and name of the mission of the US during the space race?

Apollo 11 was the pinnacle of the space race, when on 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to ever set foot on another heavenly body. Embarrassingly, the Russian unmanned lunar lander crashed into the moon during the mission.

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What was the space race?

When the US and the USSR raced to get the newest equipment into space. The United States won in the end, but Russia had the first person in space. His name was Yuri Gagarin. Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon, and he was American.

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How did Kennedy challenge the Russians in the space race?

The sole purpose of the space race, though many people are unaware of it, was to demonstrate which country could throw the largest hydrogen bomb the furthest distance the most accurately, without actually having to throw a real hydrogen bomb.

This answer will probably get censored because a lot of people don't want people to know his fact.

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Who died during the space race?

hitler

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Descriding What was Kennedy's goal for the US in the space race?

To promote research and development leading to technological superiority to make possible the defense of the U.S. against possible future attack by unfriendly nations.

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Why did the us want to win the space race?

to bomb America from space (so that it looked like USSR attacked them) and then declare war on USSR without the UN approval and that's how the cold war started

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The space race refers to what?

It refers to America and what is now Russia who engaged in a race to put a man in space first.

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How did the cold war fuel the space race?

One way was that all parties involved knew that whoever ruled the skies (and space), could potentially rule the earth. No superpower country wanted to come in second in that game.

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When did the Space Race start?

There are a few alternate viewpoints on exactly how and when the Space Race began, but the most accepted view is that it began on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite, into Earth orbit. This led to a rapid sequence of events in both the United States and the Soviet Union that helped mobilise the industrial resources of both superpowers towards the goal of 'beating' the other in space technology.

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