Sputnik: The Space Race’s Opening Shot

World Space Week 2020 will celebrate the impact of satellites on humanity from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10. Find out how to celebrate here and check out the history of Sputnik, the Soviet satellite that kicked off the Space Age below!

With a single shot, the Soviet Union not only launched the first artificial satellite but also officially inaugurated a “space race” with the United States.

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