Tag: Cold War

Ronald Reagan: Address at Moscow State University, May 31, 1988

Main tower of Moscow State University with blue sky and clouds in the background.

As the 1980s drew to a close, the Cold War was winding down and the Soviet Union was on the brink of collapse. Diplomatic ties between the United States and the Soviet Union strengthened. The camaraderie between President Mikhail Gorbachev and President Ronald Reagan was notably cordial, leading to President Reagan’s memorable address to the

Communication from John Glenn’s Friendship 7 Space Capsule, February 20, 1962

John Glenn in astronaut suit beside the Friendship 7 Space Capsule

In 1957, the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik I initiated the space race between the USSR and the US. Amid this competitive atmosphere, on February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth aboard the Friendship 7 Space Capsule. Despite facing challenges such as an autopilot malfunction and concerns about the heat