September 01, 2007

Sputnik: The Satellite That Changed Everything

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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