How The Cold War Launched The Space Race

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During the Cold War, the U.S. and Russia had many rivalries, but none as fierce as the race to space. So just how did the space race start?

Learn More:
History: The Space Race
http://www.history.com/topics/space-race

Space.com: Sputnik: The Space Race’s Opening Shot
http://www.space.com/17563-sputnik.html

NASA: July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11.html

Royal Air Force Museum: Space Race
http://www.nationalcoldwarexhibition.org/schools-colleges/national-curriculum/space-race/

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