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. Galaxies, Deep Space, Satellites, Earth Orbit, Solar Activity, Space Probe, Radio Antenna, Space Race, Space Flight

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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Miss Eveleigh
Space Shuttle Columbia | Title: Space Shuttle Columbia Catal… | Flickr Urban, Nasa Space Program, Nasa Space, Space Race, Space Program, Air And Space Museum, Space Flight, Space Nasa, Space Exploration

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
Bonham's Space History auction-Navigation Globe and orbitometer flown on the Salyut-6 Space Station, from Cosmonaut Aleksandr S. Ivanchenkov. Est. $6 – 9,000. Amigurumi Patterns, Space Race, Spacecraft, Nasa Astronauts, World Globe, World Globes, Space Toys, Sci, Map Globe

To celebrate the 47th anniversary of the first time man landed on the moon, astronauts, cosmonauts and rocket engineers of the great space race are having a giant yard sale next month– also known as the Bonhams annual Space History Auction. Even if I wasn’t the type of kid that went to space camp and I…

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John Purvis