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The Space Race was a competition between the United States and the USSR in space exploration and technology, and especially to the race between the two nations to land a human being on the moon. Significant events:

The Soviets beat the Americans in most firsts, but did not manage to beat them to the moon. Technology and especially aerospace technology advanced greatly during this period. In the sense that it was contested during the 1960s, the space race is usually considered to have been ended by the joint Apollo-Soyuz mission[?] in 1975.

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