Technological developments in the mid-20th Century made space travel possible. Humans, for thousands of years, had always looked up at the sky and wondered. There was a lot of curiosity about what lies above the Earth, in the heavens.
The invention of rockets and space probes made it possible for the first time to get out of Earth and actually see and sometimes go to heavenly bodies. Human beings, for the first time in thousands of years, traveled out of the Earth. But the Space Race was actually accelerated by the geopolitical competition between two opposing superpowers.
Both nations, USA and USSR, tried their best to be the first in many things in space. USSR was leading initially in the space race with its spectacular achievements. The USA was also catching up with its rockets and space probes.
Americans finally became the first to land humans on the moon in 1969, a big achievement. The pace of the space race slowed after that and there was even coloration between the superpowers in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975.
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