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USSR:
First artificial satellite
First animal in space
First human in space
First spacecraft on the moon
First flyby of another planet (Venus)
First photograph of the dark side of the moon
First landing on another planet
(Venus)
First landing on Mars
First moon samples returned safely to Earth

USA
First human on the moon
“We won the space race!”

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it's the far side of the moon not the dark side reee

@rotatingskull Wasn't Mariner 2 the first probe to successfully fly pass Venus?

And the US not only brought the first man to the moon, but the last and every other one in between. I'd guess that's what they mean.