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Around the moon

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Abstract

The moon race between the Soviet Union and the United States climaxed in summer 1969 when the first men landed on the moon - but there was an earlier, dramatic climax six months earlier at Christmas 1968. That time the battle was to see which country would be the first to send people around the moon and return. Although, in retrospect, there was less and less chance that the Russians would beat the Americans to a moon landing, the chances of the Russians sending cosmonauts around the moon first were very real.

Keywords

Lunar Surface Gross National Product Lunar Orbit Design Bureau Chief Designer 
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