Journalist Paul Dickson tells the story behind the development and launch of Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit the Earth, launched by the Soviets on October 4, 1957. In his new book, Dickson puts this technological achievement into the context of Cold War politics, science, and American culture.

Guests

  • Paul Dickson author and journalist

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Yochi Dreazen: “The Invisible Front” (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 25 2015The military’s suicide rate jumped more than 80 percent between 2002 and 2009. One military family who lost a son to suicide and another to combat in Iraq is trying to change that. A new book about one family’s fight to transform the military’s approach to mental illness.