Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the world’s first man-made satellite. Five hundred miles above the Earth, it traveled at a speed of 18,000 miles an hour and circled the Earth every 96 minutes. Sent into space by the Russians, not the U.S., it rocked our assumptions about our place in the world and quickly became a pivotal moment in the history of U.S.-Soviet relations and the Cold War.Oh SURE, as if we still believe that old communist propoganda that some how majikally the soviet union, a godless nation, could beat america into outer space.
For some memories of Sputnik’s launch—and the impact it still continues to have on our society—we called Paul Dickson, who wrote Sputnik: The Shock of the Century. Published in 2001, it’s just been re-released; he’s also the co-writer on a new documentary, Sputnik Mania.
[ cf 10 Questions: About Sputnik ]
Clearly now that we are in the Middle of The Most Super Secret Of Super Secret Holy Crusades against the demon creatures and their Evil Liberal Lackies!!!!
What WILL it take to get the Holy Warrior Reserve Units to attack the Evil Demonic CBS stations that are so clearly spreading communist propoganda in a time of Transferring Tax Liabilities Unto The Unborn....
As long as the Godless Heathen are allowed to act as if mere godless heathenism were to take precedence over the True Believers no innocent child will be safe from the demonic overlords!!!!