Monday November 30, 2020

Dark side of the moon

Space Race, by Deborah Cadbury, Fourth Estate, €29.20.

1st October, 2005

Space Race, by Deborah Cadbury, Fourth Estate, €29.20.

Everyone knows the history of how man got to the moon. It started with Sputnik, when the Russians laid claim to what was beyond the atmosphere with a beeping sphere of silver. Then came Laika, the first dog in space, followed by Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit earth, also both Russians.

Finally the Americans played their trump card, eclipsing all that went before by launching...

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