In October 1957, when Sputnik had already begun to orbit the Earth, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev granted an interview to James Reston, Moscow correspondent for the New York Times.
Reston: On the subject of the man-made earth satellite, I would like to ask you, Mr. Khrushchev, were you present at its launch and have you ever witnessed, unlike President Eisenhower, a nuclear weapons test?
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