Sergei Khrushchev

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Khrushchev’s son recalls Sputnik, Gagarin ascent in US-Soviet space race

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In October 1957, a beach-ball sized metal globe hurtled through space a couple hundred miles above the United States. That orb was the first artificial Earth satellite — Sputnik. Sergei Khrushchev, former missile engineer and son of Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, remembers the US-Soviet race into space.

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