Design for a Law of Space
The government of the United States encountered no objection when, in 1955, it announced its intention of launching artificial satellites of the earth as a contribution to the International Geophysical Year. Later, the Soviet Union announced a similar plan without evoking any reaction either. Public opinion at that time regarded these projects with scepticism, if not with indifference.
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