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Soviet Union takes the lead in the "missile race"...

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August 27, 1957

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 27, 1957 

* Start of the "Space Race" - R-7 Semyorka launched
* 1st intercontinental ballistic missile

The top of the front page has a 3 line, 3 column head announcing the beginning of the missile race with the Soviet Union: "Russians Announce Firing Intercontinental Missile 'Huge Distance' To Target" with subheads (see). The announcement caused great concern in the United States, and started a national debate over the "missile gap" between America and Russia. America's first attempt of a month earlier ended in disaster.
Complete with all 60 pages, light toning at the margins, minor spine wear, generally in very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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