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The Space Race and Cold War (USSR)


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In the late 1950's and 1960's the space race saw the USA and former USSR competing with each other. During this era people first ventured into space. There was also concern about the use of space rockets for carrying nuclear weapons leading to the 'Cold War' and numerous 'conspiracy theories'.

Pictures courtesy of NASA and Rosaviakosmos

14th Jun 2005 by Diane Earl


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USSR, Cosmonauts, space race

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