50 years ago today, the Space Age began with the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik into orbit around the Earth. Here are a quick few links commemorating the anniversary:

Additionally, the Christian Science Monitor republished their article on the original event from October 5, 1955.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Three more Sputnik links:
    Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub: Sputnik on Newsreel
    Scientific American: Sputnik and the Start of the Space Age
    Scientific American: Sputnik Hype Launched One-Sided Space Race



  2. Posted by slace on 12 October 2007 at 2:02 pm

    NPR also did an interesting segment about Sputnik falling to earth, but I’m too lazy/pregnant/sick to look for it.



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