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1. Which country was the first to send a man-made object into space?

Though the Russian satellite Sputnik is often cited as the first object to make it to space in 1957, there was a launch that predates it. In 1942, a German military V2 rocket was the first to be sent above the Karman line, about 62 miles above the Earth’s surface and the boundary between our atmosphere and outer space.

Though the Russian satellite Sputnik is often cited as the first object to make it to space in 1957, there was a launch that predates it. In 1942, a German military V2 rocket was the first to be sent above the Karman line, about 62 miles above the Earth’s surface and the boundary between our atmosphere and outer space.

Though the Russian satellite Sputnik is often cited as the first object to make it to space in 1957, there was a launch that predates it. In 1942, a German military V2 rocket was the first to be sent above the Karman line, about 62 miles above the Earth’s surface and the boundary between our atmosphere and outer space.

Though the Russian satellite Sputnik is often cited as the first object to make it to space in 1957, there was a launch that predates it. In 1942, a German military V2 rocket was the first to be sent above the Karman line, about 62 miles above the Earth’s surface and the boundary between our atmosphere and outer space.

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USA

 

Russia

 

Britain

 

Germany

 
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