Question by 3raser: To what extent was the Sputnik Launch a vital operation for the Soviet Union in competing with the United Stat?
How was the Sputnik launch a vital operation for Soviet Union (Russia) to prove itself against the US who was the first in the Nuclear Powers race?
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Answer by tuffy
The United States was shocked that the Soviets put a satellite into space first. It spurred the U.S. to concentrate on math and science in the public schools and universities. One could stand outside at night and watch it cross the sky. Still remember, like it was yesterday. First viewed when I was in San Antonio, Texas.
Answer by Jack E
I was in 2nd grade at the time. The next day in school, almost all the other kids were missing. Most of the school staff and the teachers were missing too.
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