Spotting Asterix: France Marks 50 Years of Space Exploration

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The launch of a French Diamant rocket, circa late 1960s. All images credit and copyright of CNES unless otherwise noted.

Author’s note: In the wake of the November 13th terrorist attacks, the French Space Agency CNES canceled the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the launch of Asterix. This post commemorates the launch of France’s first satellite 50 years ago this week, and pays a small tribute to the noblest of human endeavors, namely the exploration of space and the pioneering spirit of humanity exemplified by a heroic nation.(…)
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