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Millionaires in space! The beginnings of the space race

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15.07.2021

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first part of a special on the history of space travel, from the competition between the United States and the USSR, launches made by private companies and even space tourism.

Once he touched the sky, the human being has wanted to go beyond the Earth, wanting to explore new horizons that allow him to discover the unprecedented and explain the events that happen in his environment, looking at the sky and trying to understand the why of the mysteries that awaits space.

In July 2021 another milestone will be reached for humanity: Spaceflight available to any human being… who has millions of dollars to spend, not to mention physical fitness, on a tourist trip beyond Earth.

This new achievement did not happen overnight, it has been a long process that has taken more than 50 years, to overcome the fiction and the limits of what would seem impossible.

The space race between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted from 1955 to 1975 , representing a similar effort in the two countries to explore space with artificial satellites and to command humans.

On October 4, 1957, the Soviets put Sputnik I into orbit and thus managed to turn the world's gaze towards Moscow. It was a key element in the Cold War, as it was the first artificial satellite in human history.

At first, it was the Soviets who took the lead by getting the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into orbit, weighing 83.6 kilograms, orbited the Earth for 92 days and achieved 1,440 revolutions.

Another milestone in the space race occurred on November 3, 1957 ,........

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