For many years, the USA and USSR were in a race to conquer space. In 1957, Russia sent Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, into space. President Kennedy responded by promising to send an American to the Moon. Eventually the two nations decided to end the Cold War and work together and, in 1981, the space shuttle Columbia was launched.

This clip is from:
See You See Me, Space Quest
First broadcast:
16 October 2000

This clip might be used to stimulate a visual replication of the rivalry between the United States of America (USA) and Russia in the broader context of the Cold War. The children might recreate the first moon landing, simulate an interview with Buzz Aldrin or Neil Armstrong or investigate the reporting of space travel through the media at the time. The children might use newspaper or film as a means to communicate their ideas.