Presentation on theme: "The Space Race The race to space between America and the Soviet Union By Lee Treadwell 4/24/08."— Presentation transcript:
The Space Race The race to space between America and the Soviet Union By Lee Treadwell 4/24/08
How it started Wernher von Braun was a former Nazi who worked for Hitler on the missile project. Sergei Korlev was a Soviet prisoner. Braun went to America. They both were working on the space race.
The Soviet Leads October 4 th 1957 Sputnik I was launched giving the Soviet Union the lead America was afraid the Soviet Union Would attack them from space.
First Animal In Space On November 3rd 1957 Sputnik II was launched holding a dog named Laika. This set another record for the Soviets.
Soviets Win Again On April 12 th 1960 cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin went into space and history as the first man in space. The Soviets were winning greatly.
Other Records The soviet kept winning in things like first space walk and first unmanned vehicle on the moon. The Americans were quickly gaining.
America Wins! On July 20 th 1969 We got ahead and won the Space Race by putting a person on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
How it impacts us Due to the brave efforts of Werhner von Braun we are now able to go to space to do things like launch satellites and explore space.
quiz Who were the superpowers fighting to win the space race. The Soviet Union And America What was the name of the first artifical satelite in space. Sputnik I What was the name of the first animal in space
Quiz Laika Who was the first man in space Yuri Gagarin Name the other two records set First spacewalk and item on the moon When did we win the space race July 20 th 1969 What can we do now in space
Quiz Launch satellites and explore Who were the scientist who made this race to space possible Werhner Von Braun And Sergei Korolev What are Russian astronauts called Cosmonauts How long did the race last Slightly less than 12 years
Bibliography The space race the untold story, By National geographic 2008, the untold story behind the space race Sputnik and the space race, NASA 2007, How sputnik started it all. Laika, news-a-rama 2006, about the first animal in space.