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Virginia Farm Bureau News


Sputnik's launch captured the eye of the world, and Virginia, where Harvey Moseley grew up, is no exception. This article, which appeared in a Virginia newspaper soon after the launch of Sputnik, asks the question: Why did the U.S. lag behind Russia in getting a satellite into orbit around the Earth?


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