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Space race

Learn about the intense competition between nations during the space race. Discover key milestones, iconic spacecraft, and the lasting impact of this historic event.
Sputnik 1 ("Satellite-1"), was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennae to broadcast radio pulses. It was visible all around the Earth and its radio pulses were detectable. This surprise success precipitated the American Sputnik crisis and triggered the Space Race, a part of the larger Cold War. Space Probe, Space Museum, Earth Orbit, Radio Antenna, The Shining, Deep Space, Space Exploration, Galaxy Wallpaper, Astronomy

Sputnik 1 ("Satellite-1"), was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennae to broadcast radio pulses. It was visible all around the Earth and its radio pulses were detectable. This surprise success precipitated the American Sputnik crisis and triggered the Space Race, a part of the larger Cold War.

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Pressure Suit, A7-L, Armstrong, Apollo 11, Flown | National Air and Space Museum Apollo 11, Choses Cool, Die Galaxie, Aesthetic Space, Aerospace Engineering, Air And Space Museum, Space Race, Space Girl, Space Program

This spacesuit was worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission, which landed the first man on the Moon on July 20, 1969.The lunar spacesuits were designed to provide a life sustaining environment for the astronaut during periods of extra vehicular activit

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Space Shuttle Columbia | Title: Space Shuttle Columbia Catal… | Flickr Space Pictures, Space Images, Cosmos, Space Shuttle, Space Telescope, Nasa Space Program, Kennedy Space Center, Air And Space Museum, Space And Astronomy

Title: Space Shuttle Columbia Catalog #: 15_000842 Date: 1992 Creation Place: Kennedy Space Flight Center, Cape Canaveral ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Pad39B Collection: Charles M. Daniels Collection Photo Album Name: Florida, 1992 II Page #: 12 Tags: Space Shuttle Columbia, Pad39B PUBLIC COMMONS.SOURCE INSTITUTION: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive

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Mike Reymakers