Sputnik Mania

Sputnik Mania

October 4, 1957 would send a ripple effect of panic across the world. The USSR announced the launch of the first man-made satellite to ever orbit the earth. This riveting documentary combs through photographs, interviews and computer animation.

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Sputnik Mania
  • Sputnik Mania

    The launch of Sputnik 50 years ago almost triggered a nuclear World War III. Global catastrophe was averted, however, because of a private agreement between two ex-generals. Now, with the help of recently released documents from the former Soviet Union, the full story of how close we cam to globa...