Sputnik hyperindex

Nyt Sputnik 100 Thumb-1OK, there are just all sorts of sites out there with either a little or a lot of information relating to the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1. Even I got into the act

Since some of the discussions of Sputnik are in-depth, and others little more than “me too!” notices of the anniversary, I thought it might help to put together a quick list of links to some of the “meatier” discussions of the event (in no particular order). Read on:

Sputnik — NASA history
Sputnik and the Origins of the Space Age
NSSDC Master Catalog Display: Spacecraft — Sputnik 1

Space Age Artifacts? The Smithsonian Is Just the Beginning – New York Times
Present for the Beginning: A Khrushchev Remembers – New York Times
From the Start, the Space Race Was an Arms Race – New York Times
When Science Suddenly Mattered, in Space and in Class – New York Times
With Fear and Wonder in Its Wake, Sputnik Lifted Us Into the Future – New York Times
The New York Times on AOL: Sputnik

Sputnik turns 50, NYT science section pays homage – Boing Boing

SPACE.com — Top 10 Sputniks: The Many Faces of the First Artificial Satellite
SPACE.com — 50 Years of Spaceflight: Astronauts Ponder the State of Exploration
SPACE.com — Sputnik’s Space Age Legacy for Humanity

How Sputnik changed the world – Opinion – USATODAY.com

Sputnik heralded space race, focus on learning – USATODAY.com
50th Anniversary: The Truth About Sputnik – Newsweek Sharon Begley – MSNBC.com

Your Sputnik memories – Cosmic Log – msnbc.com
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Sputnik ‘was force for world peace’

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Russia marks 50 years of Sputnik

The post-Sputnik years: How outer space captivated a generation – International Herald Tribune

Fifty years since Sputnik | The Register

Sputnik’s anniversary raises questions about future of space exploration – USATODAY

50 Years Ago, Launch of a New World – washingtonpost.com

Wired — Sputnik Stunned the World, and Its Rocket Scared the Pentagon

Computerworld — Happy Birthday, Sputnik! (Thanks for the Internet)

SFGate — Steven Winn: On the waves Sputnik I continues to make 50 years later

Sputnik Plus 50 — Encyclopedia Astronautica

Astroprof’s Page » 50 Years Ago
Backreaction: Sputnik, fifty years later
Bad Astronomy Blog » October 4, 1957
The Intersection: Happy Sputnik Anniversary
Sputnik Plus Fifty – Share Your Memories | Science Blog
Science Made Cool: Fifty Years In Space
Science Musings Blog
Tom’s Astronomy Blog » Blog Archive » Sputnik – 50th Anniversary

The Philosophia Naturalis blog carnival has lots of good Sputnik posts in its 14th edition, as does the Carnival of Space in its 22nd run.

And of course, video of the launch just HAD to make it onto YouTube

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