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America In Space - The First Decade

A visually diverse documentary which looks at the first ten years of the Space Age, starting with the 1957 deployment of the Russian Sputnik satellite. From a stance which anticipates America's first manned mission to the moon, various developments in space exploration are considered - the use of sounding rockets; construction and use of satellites; early scientific satellites, biosatellites; interplanetary probes, remote exploration of the moon; meteorological exploration by satellite; satellite communications using examples such as telemedicine and television
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