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Sputnik Moments: Trio of Spaceflight Events Shook US in 1957

Scientific American - Oct 4, 2017
But the mood shifted noticeably on Nov. 3, 1957, when the USSR successfully launched Sputnik 2 to orbit, Launius said. This satellite was not only much larger than its predecessor — Sputnik 2 weighed 1,120 lbs. (508 kilograms), compared with 184 lbs.

In Our Skies: Sputnik 1 launches into the history books

Alamogordo Daily News - Oct 8, 2017
The Soviet Union's successful launch of Sputnik 1, followed a month later by the successful launch of a second satellite, Sputnik 2 - which carried a dog, named Laika - seemed to demonstrate that its capabilities were far ahead of those of the U.S..

The Inside Story of Sputnik's Effect on the US Space Program

Seeker - Oct 6, 2017
“Sputnik-2 weighed over 1,000 pounds, the weight of the spacecraft was astonishing,” Gurnett said, “and here we were trying to launch the Vanguard rocket with a satellite that was about the size of a grapefruit and weighed about 3 pounds. It ended up ...

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1957: Sputnik 2 (USSR)

Sputnik 2 was the second spacecraft launched into Earth orbit, on 3 November 1957, and the first to carry a living animal, a dog named Laika. It was a 4 metre ...

Sputnik-2 - Orbiter Space Flight Simulator

After the surprise public impact of Sputnik 1, the satellite and launch teams were called back from vacation and in one month assembled Sputnik 2 (using ...

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SPUTNIK-2 PANIC AND PARANOIA IN 1957, News word coverage

SPUTNIK paranoia lasted until the Cuban Missile especially in October 1962. The media and politicians at the time could not otherwise transmit such information ...

Mission Profile - 1960-08-19 Korabl-Sputnik 2

Quick Profile of Korabl-Sputnik 2. The rocket and spacecraft are from raidernick's Soviet rockets pack and spacecraft pack. Music: \