Are you sure about winning the space race, Dasha? After all, the Americans were first with
- landing men on the moon
- creating a viable space shuttle system
- photographing Jupiter up-close, and all planets beyond it
- landing advanced probes on Mars and getting them to take colour pictures, analyze the soil and so on (while the Soviet Mars probes had failed or gone silent after just a minute or so on the ground)
I'll admit Gorbachev mattered as much as Reagan to getting he Cold war to a peaceful end - or more than Reagan...
/Luiza, officially lurking on this one. It's a setting of a kind I love, but I don't thnk Išll have the time to get into the game.