1957 - Launch of Sputnik Satellites


Title: 1957 - Launch of Sputnik Satellites


About: The Soviet Union takes the initiative in the Space Race by launching two satellites into orbit, the second containing Laika, a stray dog. The Sputnik launches changed everything. As a technical achievement, it caught the world's attention and the Americans off guard. The public reacted with fear that the Soviets' ability to launch such a satellite would translate to the ability to launch ballistic missiles that could carry nuclear weapons from Europe to the U.S, prompting the creation of NASA to counter Soviet satellite supremacy. 

Decade: 1950s

Year: 1957

Region: Space

Country: USSR

Discovery: Exploration

Type: Historical Event

Impact: 5

Artist: Vlad Nikulin


Date Created: 01/05/2021

Group: Genesis

Number: 015/100

Price: 0.2 ETH