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It was an astonishing feat of navigation and it was now possible to draw a tentative map of the Moon’s hidden side.
While the Americans were in disarray, with their space efforts publicly failing (Russian setbacks were kept strictly secret), Korolev went on to put the first man into space, Yuri Gagarin, in 1961.
The space race between the United States and the Soviet Union brought an engaging touch of science fiction to the Cold War.
To American astonishment and dismay, the Russians at first took a commanding lead.
Sputnik 1, the first satellite ever launched, created a sensation in 1957 when it hurtled out into space and orbited the Earth every 96 minutes before falling back into the Earth’s atmosphere.
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In January 1959 the spacecraft Luna 1 (which Korolev called Mechta, ‘the Dream’) was launched at the Moon, but missed by around 3,700 miles and went into orbit between the Sun and Mars. At just past midnight Moscow time on September 14th it crashed some 240,000 miles away on the Moon not far from the Sea of Tranquillity (perhaps a not entirely appropriate location).
Korolev and his people were listening as the signals coming back from the spacecraft suddenly stopped.