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The space race

Title
The space race
Genre
News report; Press conference
TX Date
3 Feb 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:02:15
Description
Norman Beebe reports on the space race, which the United States entered 20 years ago today with the launch of its first satellite into orbit. Recently, the Soviets’ Cosmos 954 was powered by a nuclear reactor and in view of general concerns about this, President Carter spoke at a news conference yesterday about the need for better safeguards.
Contributors
Jimmy Carter; Norman Beebe
Keywords
USSR; Jimmy Carter; Space exploration; Space; Nuclear safety; Spacecraft; Astronomy; Nuclear reactors; Artificial satellites; Cosmos 954; Nuclear engineering; Nuclear fuels

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