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The United States enters the space race...



Item # 652554

February 1, 1958

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Mass., February 1, 1958 

* 1st satellite put into space by the United States
* EXPLORER 1 (1ST REPORT)


The front page has a three column headline announcing America's successful entry in the space race with: "Army Preparing Second Missile As Jupiter Spins" with subheads. (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. And also just a few months after America's first effort, which resulted in an embarrassing failure.
Complete with all 12 pages, a little spine wear, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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