Sputnik Declassified

Sputnik Declassified

DVD - 2008
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On October 4, 1957, the space age dawned with the red hue of the Communist flag when the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite. Sputnik stunned the world and spurred the U.S. into massive spending on science education and innovation. Fierce political and personal rivalries collided over how and when the U.S. should enter space. President Eisenhower wanted a satellite to spy on the Russians but feared their response to an overtly military program. That led him to sideline the plans of Wernher von Braun, the leader of the U.S. Army's pioneering rocket team.
Publisher: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Boston Video, [2008]
ISBN: 9781593757953
Branch Call Number: DVD 629.45 Sputnik 21-DAY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)


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Mar 11, 2015

Pretends to disprove early Soviet lead in space. We caught up by putting former Nazi's in charge of our program. Despite title, film has nothing objective that was not known in 1950's.


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