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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All About Rockets and Jets
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by Fletcher Pratt
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All About Satellites and Space Ships
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Americans in Space
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Americans Into Orbit
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Big Book of Space Exploration to Color
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Exploring the Solar System - Coloring Book
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Famous Women Aviators - Coloring Book
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Flying to the Moon
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History of Space Exploration - Coloring Book
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by Bruce LaFontaine
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History of US Book 10
History of US Book 10
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International Space Station - Coloring Book
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by Bruce LaFontaine
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John Glen: Young Astronaut
Childhood of Famous Americans
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Milliken: Exploring Space
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Moon Exploration - Coloring Book
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Neil Armstrong: Young Flyer
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Space: Stars, Planets, and Spacecraft
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Story of Apollo 11
Cornerstones of Freedom
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Walk in Space: The Story of Project Gemini
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