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OU Lecture 2007: 50 Years of Space Exploration

Updated Tuesday 26th June 2007

Watch or listen online to Professor John Zarnecki as he relives the first half-century of space exploration.

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"Fingers Crossed"

Fifty Years of Space Exploration

In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite. Celebrating the anniversary, the Open University's 2007 Annual Lecture reviews some nail-biting moments from the first 50 years of mankind's journey into space.

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