Sputnik Triggers the USSR–USA Competition

  • Umberto Cavallaro
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


In September 1956, for the first time ever, an artificial satellite was featured on a postal stamp. The Italian stamp, designed by Corrado Mancioli, was issued to mark the 7th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which was hosted between September 17 and 22 that year in the Italian capital, Rome.


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  • Umberto Cavallaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Italian Astrophilately SocietyVillarbasseItaly

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