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Soviets shock the world: Sputnik is launched...

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October 05, 1957

MIRROR NEWS, Los Angeles, October 5, 1957 

* Sputnik 1 (1st report)
* World's 1st orbiting artificial satellite
* Space race begins

A very significant report in the space race, with a banner head reading: "RUSS 'MOON' CROSSES PACIFIC COAST" with a subhead: "Soviets Stun World, Jump Into Lead Over U.S. in Race to Space" and a related diagram showing the track of Sputnik.
This event shocked the American scientific community and sufficiently scared the Americans into an all-out space race. There was great fear at the time of Soviet dominance of space and the potential use of satellites for military purposes.
A very significant issue for any space-themed collection. The complete first (of 4) sections (10 pages), light toning along the center, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century