The Berlin Wall and the Space Race - both frontlines of the Cold War - have developed within similar chronical span. The Space Race started in 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched a satellite into the Earth's orbit, and "
"This nation will move forward, with the full speed of freedom, in the exciting adventure of space." (Kennedy, 1961)
The speech was made o
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