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October 4th 1957: Sputnik launched, Space Age began

Sputnik 1 launched on October 4, 1957. Besides cold war speculation, this was one of the greatest events in space race that sparkled competition, scientific/technical achievements and – eventually, led to 1969 Moon Landing. The satellite was 58 cm (about … Continue reading

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First man in space 50th anniversary – and the new Google Doodle

April 12th 1961 was already a huge day in space history twenty years before the launch of the first shuttle mission. On that day, back in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, making a 108-minute … Continue reading

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