SPUTNIK 1

A Russian Tool of Controversy

What is Sputnik 1?

-ABOUT SPUTNIK 1-


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- Sputnik 1 is a satellite launched by soviets in 1957


- to spark the Space Race between Russia and the United States.


- It serves no major purpose but it caused major paranoia to the U.S government and its citizens.


- They thought that The Soviet Union was spying on them from orbit.


- radio signals gave information about the ionosphere




-PARANOIA-


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This was towards the beginning of tensions between the two nations. They were both very close to ending the world with nuclear bombs. Students would have to practice nuke drills in class in case of an explosion.