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Space Exploration: The Early Years

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Earth and Space Sciences +6 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
A collection of resources depicting space exploration from 1957 to 1969.

Sputnik (Russia), 1958. [photograph]

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Sputnik

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Pin, Conquerors of Space

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

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von Braun, Wernher Magnus Maximilian. [photograph]

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Satellite, Explorer 1

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John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson

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Alan Shepard

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John Glenn

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Alexei Leonov and Ron Evans

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Model, Lunar Lander, Surveyor, 1/5 Scale

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Gemini-Rendezvous

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Capsule, Gemini XI

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The Moon: Earth's Satellite

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Model, Spacecraft, Gemini Capsule

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The Unique Flight of Apollo 8

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Apollo 11 Crew

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Patch, Mission, Apollo 11

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Broadcasting from the Moon

Smithsonian Channel

Button, Apollo 11

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Apollo 11 Recovery

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