USH kickoff May 14-15: the Space Race

Using “The Americans” textbook:

1.  Fill in the following timeline about “the Space Race” between the United States and the Soviet Union.

October 4, 1957 (pg. 626)

April 12, 1961 (pg. 681)

May 5, 1961 (pg 679)

July 20,1969 (pg. 796)

January 28, 1986 (pg. 841)

1993-1995 (pg. 879)

2.  This is your opinion – considering the U.S. its emerging from a severe recession, and is has a debt of near 17 trillion dollars, should the U.S. spend billions of dollars on space exploration and experimentation?  Why or why not?

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