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    • Meyer: I'm enthralled by the national yearning that the Russians had during the fifties and sixties. The whole century was pretty rough for them. They suffered genocide, war, poverty, and half the population was sent to labor camps. But they were determined to get into space first. And then to launch the Sputnik and beat the United States, it must've been such a surreal thing. They had the first man in space, the first woman in space. It shocks me that so many people haven't heard of Tereshkova. In fact, a surprising number of people aren't familiar with Yuri Gagarin either.

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