Space Race & Exploration

The Space Race was an informal competition between the United States and the Soviet Union that lasted roughly from 1957 to 1975. It involved the parallel efforts by each of those countries to explore outer space with artificial satellites, to send humans into space, and to land people on the Moon.

Though its roots lie in early rocket technology and in the international tensions following World War II, the Space Race effectively began after the Soviet launch of Sputnik 1 on 4 October 1957. The term originated as an analogy to the arms race. The Space Race became an important part of the cultural and technological rivalry between the USSR and the United States during the Cold War. Space technology became a particularly important arena in this conflict, both because of its potential military applications and due to the morale-boosting psychological benefits.

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America's Explorers of Space
by Donald W. Cox
from Hammond World Atlas Corporation
for 3rd-6th grade
in Space Race & Exploration (Location: BSR-02C)
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Americans Into Orbit
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by Gene Gurney
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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Astronaut Living in Space
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by Deborah Lock
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by Emi Ordas
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Back in Orbit
by Scott Montgomery, Timothy R. Gaffney
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Big Book of Space Exploration to Color
by Bruce LaFontaine
from Dover Publications
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Destination: Moon
by James Irwin
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by James Irwin
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DK: Space Exploration
by Carole Stott
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by Lee Ames
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Explore Your World: Exploring Space
by Marie Kolaczek
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Exploring Space
by Dr. Thomas Lesser
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by Mary Kay Carson
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by Bruce LaFontaine
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Eyes on Adventure
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by LaFontaine, Bruce
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First on the Moon
by Barbara Hehner
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