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Russian moon globe from 1961 with NASA earthrise image of the earth in the background. Photo by Clare Kendall.
KATHERINE BLAMIRE, FROM THE BRITISH LIBRARY EXHIBITIONS TEAM, WITH A SOVIET MOON GLOBE FROM THE EARLY 1960S ON DISPLAY AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY'S MAPS AND THE 20TH CENTURY:DRAWING THE LINE WHICH OPENS NOVEMBER 4TH. PHOTO CLARE KENDALL. 20/10/2016
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