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THE SPACE EQUA­TION

- Space Research · Space Technology · Space · Spacecraft · Space Flights · Russia · United States of America · Life · Soviet Union · NASA · Cape Canaveral, FL · Florida · Cape Canaveral · Sputnik 1

Jour­ney back to 1957 and the ear­li­est days of the space race be­tween Rus­sia and the USA.

Amer­i­can sci­en­tists pose for Life mag­a­zine on Oc­to­ber 10, 1957, along­side satel­lite or­bit equa­tions drawn up by as­tronomer Sa­muel Her­rick. The photo was taken just six days af­ter the Soviet Union had launched Sput­nik 1 – the world’s first hu­man-made satel­lite and a win in the ear­li­est round of the space race. NASA was cre­ated the fol­low­ing Oc­to­ber, and within months the United States was also in or­bit: on Jan­uary 31, 1958, NASA launched the Ex­plorer 1 satel­lite from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

 ?? PHO­TO­GRAPH BY J. R. EYERMAN ??
PHO­TO­GRAPH BY J. R. EYERMAN

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