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Fraser
2013-Mar-09, 06:50 PM
Before a man could head into space, the Russians felt a mannequin needed to get there first. It was on this day (March 9) in 1961 that Ivan Ivanovich — the mannequin, or space dummy — made his first flight in a Sputnik. He then took another turn in space later that month before being [...]

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