Answer to Question #164973 in History for Jacob Lemmon

Question #164973

In 1957, what soviet event shocked Americans?


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2021-02-19T07:43:34-0500

On October 4, 1957, the Russians shocked Americans by successfully launching a satellite into orbit. Sputnik was a metal sphere weighing 184 pounds that emitted a beeping sound to Earth that was embarrassingly picked up by U.S. global tracking stations.


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