When Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong stepped on the Moon on July 20, 1969, it signaled the end of a decades-long Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union. This book series will examine the history, technology, and personalities behind the Space Race, the global struggle to dominate the heavens. These six titles will explore the political and military origins of the Space Race, reconnaissance satellites, the race to the Moon, and later ventures that required cooperation between the superpowers. It will also feature biographies of many of the pioneers of space, including astronauts, cosmonauts, plus scientists and politicians on both sides. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.