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The United States enters the space race...
Item # 620236
February 1, 1958
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC, Phoenix, February 1, 1958
* 1st satellite put into space by the United States
* EXPLORER 1 (1ST REPORT)
The front page has a nice headline announcing America's successful entry in the space race with: "U.S. SATELLITE IN ORBIT; IKE MAKES IT OFFICIAL" with a subheads and photo of the launching. (see) Keep in mind this was but 5 months after the Soviet Union's successful launch of Sputnik which shocked American scientists and caused a rush to make this launch happen as early as possible (see hyperlink). And also just a few months after America's first effort, which resulted in an embarrassing failure.
Incomplete issue containing the front and back leafs of the 1st section (4 pages total), some small archival mends on the inside, nice for display as such.
Category: The 20th Century