26 августа 1957 года СССР запустил межконтинентальную баллистическую ракету

The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union informed the world that the works of the Soviet scientists, engineers and workers had been a success, as the rocket covered a distance of over five thousand kilometers at the speed of 22,000 kilometers per hour and went where it was supposed to go. The U.S. similar rocket launched that year ended up in failure.