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    Did Sputnik Really Scare Americans That Much?

    The conventional wisdom is that the launch of Sputnik I by the Soviets in 1957 scared the crap out of the American people and that we poured money into the school systems to get more kids into math and science. Is this actually true? From what I've read in magazines at that time the...
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    sputnik

    How significant was the launch of Sputnik by the USSR? What impact did it have on the rest of the world, and specifically America? Was it a huge blow to the US moral that the Soviets beat them?