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U.S. announces the beginning of the 'space race'...



Item # 650374

July 30, 1955

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, July 30, 1955 

* Space Race begins
* U.S. vs. Soviet Union


The front page has reporting on which essentially announced the creation of the "space race" between the United States and the Soviet Union with two columnheading: "Envision Man-Made Moon Flying Into Fringe Of Space" Also a one column heading: "Say Satellites Would Be Size Of Basketballs" with related illustration. (see) In reality the Soviets would take the lead in the space race with the successful launch of Sputnik 1 in October, 1957. The American would respond 4 months later with a spectacular failure, to be followed-up by its first space success in early 1958. The announcement in newspapers is part of the Wikipedia report on the space race (see). This is a very notable event, essentially announcing the start of the now-famous space race & as such a cornerstone issue for any space collection.
Complete with all 12 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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