Tag: Sputnik

The Race to Space

The Soviet Union was always up for a challenge and strived for new scientific exploration. They were the first state to set up drifting stations at the North Pole, and now they wanted to beat the United States by being the first ones to send something man-made into space. During the race into space, the … Continue reading The Race to Space

Sputnik Revisited

In 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s White House announced that the United States would soon attempt to launch a satellite into space. Within a week, the chairman of the Soviet Space commission announced that Russia would as well. The space race had begun. Then, on October 5th, 1957 Americans woke up to headlines like this … Continue reading Sputnik Revisited