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Sputnik and the Cold war

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The Sputnik launch changed everything. As a technical achievement, Sputnik caught the world's attention and put the American public into a state of fear. As if American citizens were not already paranoid enough Russia launched another Sputnik, this time with a dog in it. Right after the Sputnik Iaunch in October, the U...
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Right after the Sputnik Iaunch in October, the U.S. Defense Department responded to the, "political challenge" by funding for a U.S. satellite project. On January 31, 1958 the United States successfully launched Explorer I. This whole series of events is what first established NASA. Sputnik over America seven times a day, which with every orbit had American politicians waiting to see if it was more than just a satellite...
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