Universal Newsreel: Launch of Soviet Union Satellite Sputnik (right-click to copy direct link)
Saturday, October 6, 2012
55 years ago on October 4, 1957 the Soviet Union successfully launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik. Sputnik's launch marked the start of the space race between the U.S. and Soviet Union. This is a 1957 Universal Newsreel about the launch.
Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:35am (ET)