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August 12, 1960

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., Aug. 12, 1960

* Discoverer 13 XIII satellite
* First capsule successful recovery
* Very 1st man made object retrieved from space

The front page has a four column headline: "SATELLITE CAPSULE IS RECOVERED FROM SEA BY HELICOPTER" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the very first recovery of a man-made object from space, beating the Soviet Korabl Sputnik 2 by nine days.
Complete with all 48 pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century