Space Age

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The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events.wikipedia
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Space Race

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The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events.
Though cooperation had been pursued since the very beginning of the Space Age, the ASTP eased the competition to enable later cooperation.

Rocket

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Rapid advances were made in rocketry, materials science, computers and other areas.
Significant scientific, interplanetary and industrial use did not occur until the 20th century, when rocketry was the enabling technology for the Space Age, including setting foot on the Earth's moon.

Private spaceflight

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In the early 21st century, the Ansari X Prize competition was set up to help jump start private spaceflight, which was won by Space Ship One in 2004, becoming the first spaceship not funded by a government agency.
In the early decades of the Space Age, the government space agencies of the Soviet Union and United States pioneered space technology in collaboration with affiliated design bureaus in the USSR and private companies in the US, entirely funding both the development of new spaceflight technologies and the operational costs of spaceflight.

Sputnik 1

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The Space Age is generally considered to have begun with Sputnik 1 in 1957 and to continue on ever since. The Space Age began with the development of several technologies that converged with the October 4, 1957 launch of Sputnik 1 by the Soviet Union.
Many newspapers and magazines heralded the arrival of the Space Age.

Satellite

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This was the world's first artificial satellite, orbiting the Earth in 98.1 minutes and weighing 83 kg.
The United States Space Surveillance Network (SSN), a division of the United States Strategic Command, has been tracking objects in Earth's orbit since 1957 when the Soviet Union opened the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik I.

Yuri Gagarin

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Gagarin's farewell to Korolev using the informal phrase Poyekhali! later became a popular expression in the Eastern Bloc that was used to refer to the beginning of the Space Age.

Vostok 1

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Gagarin's informal reply Poyekhali! ("Let's roll!") became a historical phrase used to refer to the arrival of the Space Age in human history.

Robert H. Goddard

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Some even considered that the Space Age started in March 1926, when American rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard launched the world's first liquid fuel rocket, though his rocket did not reach the outer space.
He has been called the man who ushered in the Space Age.

Googie architecture

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Googie architecture is a type of futurist architecture influenced by car culture, jets, the Space Age, and the Atomic Age.

Spacecraft

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The launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments; while the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the Space Age.

Human spaceflight

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Another storm that could have incurred a lethal radiation dose if astronauts were outside the Earth's protective magnetosphere occurred during the Space Age, in fact, shortly after Apollo 16 landed and before Apollo 17 launched.

Space exploration

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The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events.

Outline of space technology

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The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events.

Soviet Union

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The Space Age began with the development of several technologies that converged with the October 4, 1957 launch of Sputnik 1 by the Soviet Union.

United States

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The Space Age was characterized by rapid development of new technology in a close race mostly between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Materials science

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Rapid advances were made in rocketry, materials science, computers and other areas.

Computer

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Rapid advances were made in rocketry, materials science, computers and other areas.

NASA spinoff technologies

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Much of the technology originally developed for space applications has been spun off and found additional uses, memory foam is an example of this.

Memory foam

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Much of the technology originally developed for space applications has been spun off and found additional uses, memory foam is an example of this.

Apollo program

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The Space Age reached its peak with the Apollo program, that captured the imagination of much of the world's population.

Apollo 11

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The landing of Apollo 11 was watched by over 500 million people around the world and is widely recognized as one of the defining moments of the 20th century.

Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

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In the United States, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 marked a significant decline in manned Shuttle launches.

Space Shuttle

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In the United States, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 marked a significant decline in manned Shuttle launches.

NASA

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During the 1990s funding for space related programs fell sharply as the remaining structures of the now dissolved Soviet Union disintegrated and NASA no longer had any direct competition.