MOON RACE
US AND SOVIET RACE FOR THE MOON IN THE 1960's

In the early 1960's, the so-called race into space between the United States and the Soviet Union was replaced by a new race to the moon.  Huge investments by both countries resulted in enormous programmes to place their citizens and flags on the lunar surface first.  Originally this was aimed as a demonstration of technological and, by implication military superiority as much as the obvious national pride.  Science was second to actually achieving the goal of landing by means of communist might or capitalist technology.  This presentation looks at the politics and propaganda behind the race for the moon as well as the technology and hardware of both nations in their strive for the ultimate prize.  It also reveals why one nation succeeded and the other failed in their quest.
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