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Race to the Moon

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Push to hear John F. Kennedy's speech to the nation announcing the space race.

Sputnik
Sputnik

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Yuri Gegarin

Yuri Gregarin, the first man in space

The successful launch of Sputnik in 1957 by the Soviet Union began an all out race to get to into space. The Soviets succeeded in getting the first man into space, and eventually The United States achieved the first moon landing in 1969. One of the surprising results of the American panic over falling behind technologically after the launch of Sputnik was the development of the internet. See Internet: A Cold War Baby

Apollo 11
Apollo 11: man on the moon 1969

first footstep on the moon
the first step on the moon

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