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Sputnik
Sputnik

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Posted by CJ at 5:19 pm (PDT) on Sat June 22, 2019   
The reason for the Government's anxiety was because Sputnik was in actuality a nuclear ballistic missle shell with a radio transmitter in it instead of the weaponry.
This showed us that Russion had the capability to send a nuclear weapon anywhere they wanted. Luckily the general public did not know this or there would have been massive panic.
Posted by freddo30 at 12:21 pm (PDT) on Wed March 23, 2016   
Dad worked for Square-D Electric in '57 ; after Sputnik they received a purchase order from Uncle Sam with Top Priority Over All Else Regardless (his term) and he said the government's anxiety was unlike anything he ever experienced before or after ...

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