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Russian Space Plans
Date: 1 Aug 1955

Only a few days after America announced its intentions to send a probe into space, Russia announced its intention to launch an Earth satellite.

Left to right: Mr. Vereschetin and Mr. Sannikov of Soviet State Security; Kyrill F. Ogorodikov, professor of astronomy, Leningrad University; and Leonid Ivanovich Sedov, specialist in mechanics, Soviet Academy of Sciences.

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