After the Berlin Wall was down, the US and USSR were competing against each other. This started the Space Race. The Space Race was a competition of who was the best at Space Exploration.
By 10 years, we will put a man on the MOON!!
The Soviet Union(USSR) started out with the most achievements. The first and second satellites in space, first animal in space, first man and woman in space. First object to reach the moon and first space walk.
One step for man, one big leap for mankind!
The US was a close second place. The Americans accomplished: 3rd satellite in space and 2nd man in space so far...
JFK announced an idea that would put the US in the lead of the SPACE RACE.
Almost the end of the 10 years, the US successfully sent a man to the Moon! Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the Moon! Buzz Aldrin was the 2nd.
Since the man on the Moon achievement, the race officially ended. So the USSR continued Space exploration together without any conflict.