The Cold War brought terror into people's lives, but it also brought hope. The intense rivalry between the US and the USSR sparked an incredible ambition for exploration and innovation the world hasn't seen since.
From 1957 to 1991, we saw the first rocket blast into space, the first man escape the atmosphere, and the first steps on the Moon. Humanity accomplished things we'd never dreamed possible, fueled by the competition between two superpowers.
10 little-known stories from the space race.