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The crystal skull, depicted in this image, is maintained at the British Museum (in London).  Photo, by Rafal Chalgasiewicz, online Wikimedia Commons.  LICENSE:  CC BY 3.0

 

It is at least 3,600 years old
and according to legend
was used by the High Priest of the Maya
when performing esoteric rites.
It is said that when he willed death
with the help of the skull,
death invariably followed.

F.A. Mitchell-Hedges 
Commenting on the Crystal “Skull of Doom
in Danger My Ally  (1954 edition)

 
It is 1957, and streaking across the sky a satellite is seen - and heard - for the first time. Its name is Sputnik.
 
Made, and launched, by the Soviet Union, the satellite is a major achievement. The first round of the space race is won by America’s cold-war enemy, and the United States government is humiliated.
 
It wasn’t the first time the Kremlin surprised Washington, D.C. 
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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5139stories and lessons created

Original Release: May 01, 2008

Updated Last Revision: Nov 09, 2016


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