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oct 4, 1957 - Sputnik

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The successful launch of the unmanned satellite Sputnik I by the Soviet Union in October 1957 shocks and frightens many Americans. As the tiny satellite orbited the earth, Americans reacted with dismay that the Soviets could have gotten so far ahead of the supposedly technologically superior United States.

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Date:

oct 4, 1957
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~ 61 years ago
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