The Arms Race and the Space Race

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Based on the graph, defense spending in the United States

increased during the arms race against the USSR.

In 1963, the United States and the Soviet Union signed a treaty stating that

all nuclear testing would be held underground.

What was the link between the launch of Sputnik I and the National Defense Educational Act?

The National Defense Education Act was created in response to the launch of Sputnik I.

Why did the United States create the National Defense Education Act?

to fund science education

After the success of the Sputnik launch in 1957, the US feared that

the Soviets had superior nuclear capabilities.

In October of 1957, the Soviet Union shocked the United States by

launching the satellite Sputnik I.

Which of the following is the best definition of the term nuclear deterrence?

the idea that the threat of nuclear war was enough to stop an attack

The first person to orbit Earth in a spacecraft was

Yuri Gagarin.

NASA’s first attempt to achieve human space flight was called the

Mercury program.

Which of the following was a consequence of testing the H-bomb?

radiation sickness

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