The launch of the world’s first artificial satellite — by the Soviet Union — stunned the American public. The Oct. 4, 1957, launch opened both the space age and the space race.
The launch of the world’s first artificial satellite — by the Soviet Union — stunned the American public. The Oct. 4, 1957, launch opened both the space age and the space race. File photo The Associated Press
The launch of the world’s first artificial satellite — by the Soviet Union — stunned the American public. The Oct. 4, 1957, launch opened both the space age and the space race. File photo The Associated Press

Readorama: Ike’s Sputnik moment explained at Central Library; Ronald Reagan author at KU

September 12, 2015 07:00 AM