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Memories of Sputnik

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Fifty years ago, a satellite the size of a beach ball was launched and began to orbit the earth. It was a feat of science, but the downside for the collective American consciousness was that the Soviet government accomplished the feat. We'll hear from people whose lives Sputnik changed. And we'll also listen to "The Deep Beep Beep: Short Plays Inspired by Sputnik," a performance in Colorado.

Expanded Slideshow: Americans talk about how the launch of Sputnik changed their lives.

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    Artist: Early Day Miners
    CD: All Harm Ends (Secretly Canadian)


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