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Soviet Union Research Guide - Ms. Schoeplein: Space Race

A guide for the subfreshmen class of 2023 regarding the Soviet Union.

What you'll find on this page

Links to e-books and other online materials for the cold war era Space Race.

Using the terms "Space Race USSR" or "Soviet Space Race" gave a broad range of useful results. You may also try “space exploration” AND “Russia” or “Soviet.” Also, try names of missions or satellites, although the famous satellite “sputnik” is the name for many other things in Russia. Names of astronauts or other significant figures will also work- for example, “Yuri Gagarin.”

Soviet Space Race