Soviet technician working on Sputnik 1, 1957 | Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images
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Sputnik Launch 60 Years Ago Was Slow to Resonate With Americans

The 1957 Sputnik launch is regarded as the start of the US-Soviet space race, but the American public's concern about a Soviet space program wasn’t high at the time.

Published On 10/02/2017
9:18 PM EDT