The Soviet Union launched the satellite Sputnik into space in 1957. The US government feared trailing the Russians in what was called the Space Race. As a result, the US government formed what agency in 1958?

Answer National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The US was not only competing with the Soviet Union on land but in space. The two nations were competing for global influence and power. This included a space/technological race, as well as a massive increase in nuclear weaponry.

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