In October 1957, a beach-ball sized metal globe hurtled through space a couple hundred miles above the United States. That orb was the first artificial Earth satellite — Sputnik. Sergei Khrushchev, former missile engineer and son of Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, remembers the US-Soviet race into space.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the first human orbiting the earth. We look at this anniversary, and at the fact that we're still lagging behind our international neighbors in math and science. What would it take for us to catch up?
Fifty years after the Soviets sent the first man into space, The World's Alex Gallafent reports that space memorabilia is everywhere. It's in museums, it's on sale in auction houses, you can even buy stuff left behind on the surface of the moon.
The competition was fierce between the superpowers, but the rest of the world watched in anticipation and amazement. Now, two British actors are on a worldwide tour of the play ï¿½One Small Step.ï¿½ Anchor Lisa Mullins spoke with them in Oxford, England.
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