Toy maker A. C. Gilbert, famous for its erector sets and chemical apparatus, introduced a new line of science toys in early 1957. The scientific tool - inspired kits were an important example of how the Space Race and the technological competition affected citizens - "today's adventures in science will create tomorrow's america" basically stated that even normal people could help the effort, while it was all bull. It was a major style of representation of scientific superiority to the Soviets, whether or not it was accurate - representing conflict between the two nations during the space race.
This is the official music video for Space Oddity by David Bowie. I chose this as a piece for my wall because it was a representation of how the works of some artists, especially popular musicians. Space Oddity, by David Bowie, gave the major population a rough idea of the Space Race via music, as opposed to through televisions, which were rare at the time. Just about everyone had a record player, and could hear this type of music if they had the nerve to go to the record store (of which I have no idea what it is like).
These are 1:200 scale models of the four United States and seven Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) deployed or under development in 1983, after the Space Race, but still at a point of tension between the two nations. After they knew they both had the capability to launch an ICBM into space, they immediately started manufacturing them, even though the space race had ended in collaboration.
This song was written and published by Bruce Dickinson in 1996, putting it on the edge of the 'appropriate timeline' for the conflict/cooperation project, but I think it was a good representation of the end of the space race, simply stating "Why are we running in this space race?" to how the US and USSR spent billions of dollars just to simply prove their technological superiority to one another. The competition had been going on for decades, and a lot of people were not happy with how long it had dragged on - an almost meaningless conflict over being 'first'.
The Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 was considered the culmination and end to the race to put men on the moon. While several other Apollo missions would fly, Apollo 11 was possibly the most signifying moment in US space history - they were the first to do something in the space race, as opposed to competing and meeting the Soviet Union's goals and achievements. It was the first time that the United States had beaten the USSR in a conflict that would span decades - the Space Race.
I put this in for fun. It SUUUCKS.