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By Lynn M. Homan,Thomas Reilly

From the January 1958 release of the 1st American satellite tv for pc to the construction of the nationwide Aeronautics and area management through President Eisenhower quite a few months later, from the heated area race of the chilly battle period to the heroes of go back and forth launches, the USA has been at the cutting edge of area exploration and expertise. at the beginning constructed from considered one of Adolph Hitler’s such a lot feared guns, the V2 rocket, the distance software has complete a lot in exactly a number of brief many years. the 1st American manned area flight, which positioned astronaut Alan Shepard into house, used to be introduced in 1961; in 1965, Edward White turned the 1st American to stroll in space—for a complete of 21 mins. In 1969, Neil Armstrong uttered these now-famous phrases as he grew to become the 1st human to stroll at the Moon. those and plenty of different achievements, as soon as thought of unbelievable, have encouraged and surprised the yank humans and engaged our brightest clinical minds.

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