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The United States enters the space race...
Item # 644491
February 1, 1958
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL BULLETIN, EXTRA, California, February 1, 1958
* 1st satellite put into space by the United States
* EXPLORER 1 (1ST REPORT)
The front page has a very nice headline announcing America's successful entry in the space race with: "U. S. MOON 'PERFECT'; Rounds World Every 113 Min." with subheads and photo of the launch. Much more inside. 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 only (4 pages total), nice for display as such.
Category: The 20th Century