About The Space Race

The space race was a competition between the US and the Soviet Union for supremacy in space discovery and technology advancement. The space race happened between 1957-1975. It started with the USSR's launch of the Sputnik and ended with a joint mission.  It was motivated by the cold war and lack of diplomacy between the two countries. The lack of diplomacy and competition led  both countries to believe that supremacy in space would show their dominance over the other country. This led to both countries being stalemated in an intense competition.