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Soviets announce satellite - PROMISED 'WITHIN TWO YEARS' Russians Plan To...
PROMISED 'WITHIN TWO YEARS' Russians Plan To Beat U.S. In Launching Unmanned Satellite By VERNER FORCHHAMMER Russia to co-operate in sending C OPENHAGEN, Aug. 2 INS — A Soviet scientist said today Russia may beat the United States and launch the first manmade Earth satellite into space W'ithin two years. Prof. Leonid I. Sedov, president of the Soviet Commission on Interplanetary Communication, said the Russian space satellite probably will he bigger than the basketball-sized object proposed by the U. S. Sedov told a news conference fn Copenhagen he considered it | ject and said scientific data gath- “quitc possible” for the lT. S. and ere(j from the undertaking will be made available to all nations, including Russia. Sedov said the military potentialities of rocket flight should be harnessed to peaceful purposes, He said: “I think our common task ic to direct our efforts to achieve success in these fields, turning See RUSSIAN Page $ a globe-circling satellite into sp^ce. He said the Soviet Union was disregarding the cost of a satellite project. The White House announced j last Friday that the V. S. plans I to build an unmanned basket-1 ball-sized “bird” to be launched 200 to 300 miles above the earth bv rocket sometime in 1957 or 1958. •The announcement stressed the peacetime function of such a pro- KFYO * * vW« (HP I

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  1. Lubbock Morning Avalanche,
  2. 03 Aug 1955, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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