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Winning the space race

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Social Studies High School

Winning the Space Race

President John F. Kennedy’s supports and efforts to jump-start a U.S. space program were in response to the perceived threat from the Soviet Union. Kennedy did not want the Soviets to be the first to send a human being to the Moon. This public radio story describes the differences between the Soviet and the U.S. space programs and why it was successful.

US History II Cold War Technology Earth and Space Science

Story Length: 4:58

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AIR DATE: 09/12/2012

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