By: Cooper Reisbeck
What is Sputnik?
This is Sputnik 1. Can you imagine it flying through space at 18,000 miles per hour?
This is Sputnik 2. A dog named Laika lived in this satellite for only 2 days due to intense heat.
This is Laika the Space Dog. She was the first dog to travel on the first biological spacecraft.
Why Was Sputnik Launched?
The Impact on the Decade
Connections to Today and Solutions for the Future
Garber (2007) Sputnik and the Dawn of the Space Age: 1957. Retrieved March 15, 2016 from http://history.nasa.gov/sputnik/
Than (2007) The Scientific Legacy of Sputnik: 1957. Retrieved March 15, 2016 from http://www.space.com/4421-scientific-legacy-sputnik.html
History.com Staff (2010) The Soviet Space Dog: 1957. Retrieved March 15, 2016 from http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-soviet-space-dog