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Then on October 1, NASA in founded. It replaced the former space center NACA. Just twelve short days later the first Pioneer (1) was launched to a height of 70,700 miles. The next year on January 2, 1959, the USSR sent up Luna 1, the first man-made object to orbit the Sun. Then on March 3, the US sent up Pioneer 4 in hopes of reaching the moon, but it fell into solar orbit.
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