Sputnik launches

Chief Soviet rocket engineer Sergei Korolev and his team built and launched the first Earth satellite, Sputnik, in 1957. This achievement is widely recognised as the start of the race between the United States and the USSR to dominate space.

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Role Contributor
NarratorMark Halliley
NarratorZam Baring
Series ProducerDavid McNab
ProducerJames Younger
ProducerJacqueline Smith
ProducerBecky Jones
ProducerTeresa Hunt

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