Facts for Features: Launch of Sputnik I and Start of the "Space Race": 50th Anniversary (Oct. 4)


Subject:
Astronomy , Satellites

Description:
Facts and statistics marking the 50th anniversary in 2007 of the launch "by the Soviet Union on Oct. 4, 1957 [of] Sputnik I ... the first satellite to be put into orbit. The launch ignited the 'Space Race' between the United States and Soviet Union." Data covers the aerospace industry, U.S.-Russia trade, and population of the U.S., Soviet Union and Russia, and Brevard County, Florida (home of Cape Canaveral). From the U.S. Census Bureau.

Publisher:
Unites States Census Bureau

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/photos/facts_for_features/space_race.php


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