“GREETINGS MY FRIEND!

WE ARE ALL INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE,

FOR IT IS WHERE YOU AND I ARE GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF OUR LIVES”.

PLAN 9 - FROM OUTER SPACE

ED WOOD - 1957

BACK TO START

 1957 - 1975

THE SPACE RACE

The launch of Sputnik 1 on October 4th 1957 is widely regarded as the start of the space race between the USA and the Soviet Union. The event was the first in a long line of firsts in extraterrestrial explorations, although the space race actually started two years prior, when the USA and the Soviet Union both announced that they planned to launch an artificial satellite into space in the International geophysical year of 1957-58.

It’s said that this announcement heightened the tension between the two nations and added to the nervousness and anxiety that had been brewing since the beginning of the cold war. These conquests were at the time considered necessity for national security and were a symbol of power and technological and ideological superiority.

 

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