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The Soviets take a dramatic lead in the Space Race...



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September 14, 1959

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, September 14, 1959 

* Luna 2 - Soviet spacecraft
* 1st to reach the Moon
* Russia takes "space race" lead


The banner headline is a sobering one for American scientists as it shows the Soviets are very much ahead in the space race: "RUSS LAUNCH ROCKET IN TRY TO HIT MOON" with subhead and related illustration. (see)
Complete 1st section only with 8 pages, great condition and nice for display.

Category: The 20th Century