Sputnik: The Shock of the Century

November 23, 2007

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched what would be the first man-made object to enter space. Today on Focus, we'll explore the dramatic history of Sputnik's launch, the instantaneous impact it made on the next decade to come, and the developments that brought America into the space race. Our guest will be writer Paul Dickson, author of Sputnik: The Shock of the Century.

Guest: Paul Dickson (author of Sputnik: The Shock of the Century)