Nuclear Arms Race 1949-53 / Space Race 1957-72

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What year did both the USA and USSR have an atomic bomb?
1949
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What year did the USA test the H-bomb and why was it better than the A-bomb?
1952. It was more powerful.
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What did the USSR develop in 1953?
Their own H-bomb
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What caused a significant change in 1957?
The USSR launches a satellite (Sputnik 1) into space
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Why did this cause a problem?
Until then the USA had been ahead of the USSR in the Nuclear arms race. This hit US pride and made communism look stronger. Also there was a fear of nuclear war breaking out.
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When did the USSR send the first dog into space?
Later in 1957 (Sputnik 2)
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What year did the USA launch their first satellite and what was it called?
1958 (Explorer 1)
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What did the USSR achieve in 1961?
They sent the first man into space (Yuri Gagarin)
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When was the first American sent into space?
1961 (after USSR)
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What was the huge development in the space race in 1969?
Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon (USA)
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When was the first US exploration of the moon?
1971 (Apollo 14)
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When did the US moon landing programme end?
1972
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