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The Space Race

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This topical collection is an overview of the major events and developments of the space race that could supplement a lesson on the Cold War; it includes photos and videos.
Goal: After exploring the collection, students will have a better understanding of the space race, how it was influenced by world politics, and how it influenced world politics.

Tags: Sputnik, Apollo missions, space race, cold war, moon, moon landing

To the Moon

National Air and Space Museum

Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"

National Air and Space Museum

Model, Missile, US/USSR ICBMs

National Air and Space Museum

Photo

National Museum of American History

Sputnik

National Air and Space Museum

Microscope and Lab Set

National Museum of American History

Dwight D. Eisenhower

National Portrait Gallery

Explorer 1 (Replica)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Yuri Gagarin

National Portrait Gallery

John F. Kennedy

National Portrait Gallery

Alan Shepard

National Portrait Gallery

John Glenn

National Portrait Gallery

Capsule, Gemini XII

National Air and Space Museum

Apollo 8 Returned

National Air and Space Museum

Neil Armstrong

National Portrait Gallery

Apollo-Soyuz Test

National Portrait Gallery