Sputnik Escalates the Cold War
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Nikita Khrushchev visits space control center



Nikita Khrushchev during a visit to the Simferpol space center in the Crimea, probably during the Vostok 3/4 mission in August 1962. On the right is Major General Pavel A. Agadzhanov, flight director of Soviet manned space missions in the 1960s.

[National Aeronautics and Space Administration]

 

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