Space age

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Since the be­gin­ning of time, we have asked ques­tions about the uni­verse: how big is it, and how can we get fur­ther out there? Un­til the 20th cen­tury, the an­swers were con­fined to science fic­tion. Then in 1957, Rus­sia launched the first ar­ti­fi­cial satel­lite, Sput­nik, and the Space Age was born. This month the Science Mu­seum tells the story of how Rus­sia turned the dream of space travel into a re­al­ity in Cos­mo­nauts:Birthof theS­paceAge (from 18 Sep; p. 38). Fea­tur­ing the great­est col­lec­tion of Soviet space­craft and arte­facts ever ex­hib­ited out­side Rus­sia, it also in­cludes fas­ci­nat­ing per­sonal ac­counts from those who boldly went where no man had gone be­fore.

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