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October 12, 1958

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, October 12, 1958

* Pioneer 1 launch
* 1st NASA spacecraft

The front page has a four column headline: "ROCKET SUCCESS DESPITE STRAYING" with subheads and 2 related photos. First report coverage on the launch of "Pioneer 1" which became the first spacecraft launched by NASA, the newly formed space agency of the United States.
Complete 1st section only with all 16 pages, light toning and minor margin wear, some small binding holes along the spine, small library stamp within the masthead, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century