Alannah. Age: 25.
The Soviet Union launched the first Sputnik satellite on October, 4ushering in the age of space exploration and kicking off an intense space race with the United States. The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first manmade object to orbit the earth, on October 4,to little fanfare. Global reaction to the announcement ranged from anxiety to glee. Some people feared that a world power capable of blasting an object into space might also launch missiles against foreign targets.
Camilla. Age: 25.
Sputnik: The Space Race's Opening Shot
Sixty years ago today, the space race began with the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik — the first man-made object to orbit the Earth. R space race," NASA said. The satellite's four antennas sent back beeps heard on radios around the world. Cruising miles above the globe at 18, mph, it completed an orbit every 96 minutes.
Adelynn. Age: 29.
With a single shot, the Soviet Union not only launched the first artificial satellite but also officially inaugurated a " space race " with the United States. Sputnik — sometimes called Sputnik 1 — went into space on Oct. The achievement sent a shockwave through the American public, who had felt a sense of technological superiority amid a post-war economic boom. Was the United States falling behind?