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National Space Centre, Leicester

Exhibition: Space Race, National Space Centre, Leicester, until September 5 2010

More than 50 years ago, on October 4 1957, America held its breath when news came in that the Soviet Union had launched the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite.
Though only a low-orbit structure, the success of a project where America's first two satellites had failed was enough to ignite the beginning of the space race during the Cold War which lasted into the dying days of lunar exploration in 1975.

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