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US Newspaper article on Russian space age

US Newspaper article on Russian space age

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DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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US newspaper article on Russian space age. Article printed in the Huntsville Times on 17th November 1957 about the Russian space age. The main photo is of the president of the Soviet Union, Nikita Krushchev. At centre top is a cartoon depicting the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, which was launched on 4th October 1957. The launch of Sputnik 1 prompted the US to enter the Space Race with Explorer 1, which was launched on January 31st, 1958.

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