Was the space race just about reaching the moon first?

Are we aware that most rockets that the US today uses to power its military and civilian space programs use Russian engines?

August 16, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

We all think the US won the space race as they went to the moon. It seemed like it was a race, and there was ONE WINNER — the US — and it was over with Apollo astronauts landing on the moon.

But what about the rockets that still power all our satellite launches? What about the rocket engines that power these rockets? Are we aware that most rockets that the US today uses to power its military and civilian space programs use Russian engines?

Newsclick‘s Prabir Purkayastha talks about this fascinating history of humanity’s space exploration efforts.

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