Soviet Space Race

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Soviet Space Program The Space Race was a part of the Cold War where the Soviet Union competed with the United States for dominance in space. It began with the missile programs and was built from there. The Soviet Space Program had many firsts in space starting with Sputnik I. The Soviet Space Program lasted until the demise of the USSR and then broke up into the Russian Federal Space Agency and the National Space Agency of Ukraine. The advances made by the Soviet Space program has demised with the USSR, this is seen by the history of the program, the programs during the space race, and the Russian Federal Space Agency today. The roots of the space program are found in Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, one of the fathers of rocketry. The theory of the space exploration began with Konstantin Tsiolkovsky's who introduced the concept of a multi staged rocket before the First World War. Konstantin once said "Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot remain in the cradle…show more content…
The first artificial satellite was Sputnik I and was the first win of the Space race, the next few Sputnik programs carried dogs having Sputnik V be the first to have living beings survive. The manned spacecraft programs were more ambitious than the US’s but never happened due to their cost. The Vostok missions put the first man and woman in orbit, while its successor Voskhod, or sunrise, launched the first crew into space. The Soyuz rocket had better maneuverability, could complete orbital rendezvous and dock. The Soyuz is still used today by Roscosmos. The LK was a lunar lander that could only carry two people. The Buran served as a parallel to the US space Shuttle. While the Mir was the Soviet Space Station. The Kliper was the proposed replacement for the Soyuz in the 2000s. Currently OPSEC is the russian proposed replacement for the ISS and a possible orbital assembler for ships going to the moon or
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