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. Art, Space Age, Deep Space, Galaxies, Satellites, Earth Orbit, Solar Activity, Space Probe, Spacecraft

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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Classic Soviet Space Propaganda Posters. "Be Proud, Soviet: You Opened a Path from the Earth to the Stars!"

Science and communism are inseparable! That is the basic message of this amazing collection of Soviet space propaganda posters that will be auctioned off on April 22. The posters have messages such as "Comrades! Soviet Land Has From Now On Become the Shore of the Universe!" or "The Tenth Planet Symbolizes the Victory of Communism!" and "Be Proud, Soviet, You Opened a Path from the Earth to the Stars!" One of our favorites is "Lenin Is With Us, Immortal and Majestic, the Thoughts, Words and…

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Ashley Swarts