The Space Race

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Six week lessonWeek 1: Origins of the space race and early achievements (Sputnik 1).Week 2: Sputnik 2; Laika; Yuri Gagarin; first woman in space; JFK speech.Week 3: First space walk; some early disasters; first rendezvous; first lunar orbit.Week 4: The Moon landing.Week 5: Apollo 13; space stations.Week 6: Mars; deep space; space tourism.