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Who won the space race? - Jeff Steers

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On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the satellite Sputnik and, with it, an international space race. The United States and the Soviet Union rushed to declare dominance of space for 18 years, until the two countries agreed to a more collaborative model. The real winner? Science. Jeff Steers describes the history -- and the benefits -- of the space race.

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  • Educator Jeff Steers
  • Animator Nadav Arbel
  • Illustrator Moran Barak
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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