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The Space Race

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, against a backdrop of ferocious competition with the United States, the communist Soviet Union achieved a remarkable set of "firsts" in space, starting with the launch of the small satellite Sputnik 1 in October 1957.

Space Race

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