Guests: Roger Launius Chief Historian NASA Washington, DC John Miller Professor of Political Science Northern Illinois University Vice President Chicago Academy of Sciences Chicago, Illinois James Oberg Space Engineer Author, Red Star in Orbit Houston, Texas On October 4, 1957 the Soviets launched Sputnik 1, and the space race was on. In this hour, we'll take a look at the technology that made the launch possible, the politics that fueled the Soviet and American space programs, and the impact that Sputnik had on society, education, and imagination.



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