Are you a NASA nerd?
The race for space between the United States and the Soviets was more than just another battle in the Cold War — it was a race for the cosmos. The Space Race refers to the 20th century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It began as a missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II. The need to acquire domination over space technology came about as a desire for national security as well as a wish for ideological superiority. Because of the Space Race, NASA and other programs pioneered efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon / Venus / Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon. But just how much do you remember about this exciting time in our nation's history? Think you know all there is to know about outer space? Well, you're probably wrong... but we'll see! Put that brain to the test with this quiz! Take our quiz to test your knowledge about the great space race now! You've gotta be as bright as the sun to pass! Are you smart enough for NASA? How much do you actually know about space, our solar system, and our galaxy during the Space Race? Find out your outer space IQ now! So what are you waiting for? Hit the play button now and prove you are both a history scholar and a space nerd all in one!