Sputnik at 50

With Fear and Wonder in Its Wake, Sputnik Lifted Us Into the Future, NY Times

"Fifty years ago, before most people living today were born, the beep-beep-beep of Sputnik was heard round the world. It was the sound of wonder and foreboding. Nothing would ever be quite the same again in geopolitics, in science and technology, in everyday life and the capacity of the human species."

The Space Age, NY Times Special Section

First Contact: Sputnik, NASA

"To say the least, it was incredible. The news relayed by the voice on the other end of the phone line hit the president of the San Gabriel Valley Radio Club like a blow to the head. Too incredible, Henry Richter hoped, to be true."

Chairman Gordon Introduces House Resolution Honoring Landmark Space Anniversary

"The Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology Bart Gordon (D-TN) introduced a House resolution today aimed at honoring the 50th anniversary of the dawn of the Space Age."

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