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Tiros I, the first weather satellite, is launched by the United States with a navigation satellite, Transit 1-b, launched soon after. The space race was on, and it was on, not only in the manned race to catch up to Sputnik and the Russians, but in the area of communication, weather, and navigation. Satellites were being developed at NASA headquarters at Cape Canaveral, as well as defense and private laboratories around the nation.