Thursday, October 04, 2007
Happy Sputnik Day!
New York Times: It's difficult to recapture the sense of paranoia and self-doubt that Sputnik created in the U.S., but the New York Times' coverage of that week helps a bit.
The ‘New York Times’: Spreading paranoia and self-doubt for fifty years! :) (At least.)
New York Times: After all, the first step into space was an achievement that transcended politics.
Bwah hah hah, I say, and furthermore, chortle. Ron observes:
Tell that ‘un to Wernher von Braun. He probably could have put ‘Explorer 1’ up a coupla months before ‘Sputnik,’ except that Dwight Eisenhower insisted America’s first satellite go up on a ‘civilian’ booster.