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Title: The Space Race

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Date: October 5, 2002
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The launch of Sputnik 1 on October 4th, 1957 was the first big step in the space race and demonstrated the USSR's advanced technical abilities. " Sputnik 1 was about the size of a basketball, weighed 183 pounds and orbited the earth in only 98 minutes"(Siddiqi). Two months after the launch of Sputnik 1, the United States tried to match the Soviet Union by launching their own satellite, but their attempt failed...

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Two months after the launch of Sputnik 1, the United States tried to match the Soviet Union by launching their own satellite, but their attempt failed. "Oh What a Flopnik,"(Garber). This was reported in the London Daily Herald after the US's first attempt to launch a satellite. This shows that the US tried to match the USSR's launch but could not...

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