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The American Rocket

  • Pat Norris
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Abstract

Getting objects and humans into orbit around Earth required huge technical advances. This was first achieved on October 4, 1957, with the launch of Sputnik-1 by the Soviet Union and by the United States four months later with Explorer 1. By the beginning of 1961, 43 spacecraft had been successfully launched – 38 into orbit around Earth and a further five into deep space towards the Moon.

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  • Pat Norris
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  1. 1.ByfleetUK

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