Sputnik Shock

By: Blake Smith

Who:

The Sputnik Space program was a space program launched by the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union covered one-half of Europe and one-third of Asia. Their basic unit of currency was the Ruble, and they heavily encouraged atheism. They were the first major power to put a satellite into space.

Where:

The U.S.S.R, Russia to be specific.

When:

The Sputnik Space Program started in the early 1950's and ended in the late 1970's.

Why:

To be the first world power to land on the moon and get a human in space.

What:

A space program created by the U.S.S.R to defeat the Americans in the Space Race.
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