October 4, 2007 will mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to be launched into space. This was a big deal. The New York Times has a fabulous in-depth article about the impact that Sputnik had on America’s self-image and the Cold War. The consequences of this Soviet victory in the space race were farther-reaching than your high school history teacher told you they were.


Author: Hannah Johnson

When I first came to New York City, I almost ran over Liza Minelli with my suitcase. Then I got a job in book publishing.

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