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Waging peace in the Cold WarVanguard 1 was intended to make the US the first nation in space — hence its name, meaning “leading the way”. The term also refers to the advance troops of a military attack.Space exploration was not just about science. It was also about winning...

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Waging peace in the Cold War

Vanguard 1 was intended to make the US the first nation in space — hence its name, meaning “leading the way”. The term also refers to the advance troops of a military attack.

Space exploration was not just about science. It was also about winning hearts and minds. These first …

The problem was that the IGY was a civilian scientific program, but the rocket programs were military.