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.
Type: Historical Event
Artist: Vlad Nikulin
Date Created: 01/05/2021
Price: 0.2 ETH