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The competition between nations regarding achievements in the field of space exploration.
- ‘In short, not only are China's manned space plans unlikely to trigger a space race with the US, such a space race is one of the worst things that could happen.’
- ‘Economically, the benefits for the United States of the space race generally and the Apollo program specifically were far reaching, both direct and indirect.’
- ‘The Soviet Union thus added ‘first human in space’ to its record of accomplishments and extended its lead in the space race against the United States.’
- ‘I will not pretend that the space race was meant to be a glorious celebration of human achievement.’
- ‘In case any one remembers, it was some fifty years ago the Russians sent up the ‘Sputnik’ satellite and kicked off the space race.’
- ‘The rocket was later modified to boost two astronauts in Gemini capsules into orbit during the space race.’
- ‘Just as the launch of Sputnik changed the space race, this surprise announcement is being viewed as a setback for American science.’
- ‘The year is 1958 and America is set to launch its first satellite in an attempt to steal a march on the Soviet Sputnik and regain supremacy in the space race.’
- ‘His superb book about the space race was given the treatment it deserved with this excellent three-hour drama.’
- ‘Dwight Eisenhower's second term is best remembered for the Soviet Union pulling ahead in the space race with Sputnik and the downing of a U.S. spy plane over Soviet territory.’
- ‘Forget the space race, the fuel duel is where it's at.’
- ‘Dr Wright, 52, avidly followed the space race of the 1950s and 1960s.’
- ‘The USSR launched the first manmade satellite, Sputnik, marking the beginning of the space race.’
- ‘Moreover, solar eclipses became another event around which rivalry between Britain and its competitors crystallized, foreshadowing in interesting ways the space race of the late twentieth century.’
- ‘The events it recounts are set in the Cold War when the space race dominated the world's media and another race for supremacy dominated the oceans.’
- ‘I was brought up during the space race and got my first telescope at 11 and have been getting more and more involved ever since.’
- ‘When we think of the space race, it's all guts and glory, matching jumpsuits and golfing on the moon.’
- ‘The country's motivation for taking part in the space race is to raise national prestige at home and abroad.’
- ‘Increased spending on NASA throughout the early 1960s was rationalized as an investment in beating the Russians in the space race.’
- ‘Since the end of the Cold War and all that, I thought Nasa had slowed down as the space race had lost momentum.’
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