• Biology
  • Published 2007

Sputnik, Cold War Nostalgia, and 9/11: The Lessons of Sputnik post-9/11

@inproceedings{Lindee2007SputnikCW,
  title={Sputnik, Cold War Nostalgia, and 9/11: The Lessons of Sputnik post-9/11},
  author={Susan M. Lindee},
  year={2007}
}
It is not an anniversary we usually celebrate and it was not any fun for the United States at the time. Fifty years ago today, on the night of October 4, 1957, a 22-inch aluminum ball, primitive by today's standards, sent the American public, and the policy and scientific elite, into high crisis.[1] Disciplines Aerospace Engineering | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Military History | United States History Comments Article can be viewed online at: https://scienceprogress.org/2007… CONTINUE READING

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Zieger has made the same comparison, though he focuses on consumerism as a variable. See Zieger, “Uncle Sam Wants You to Go Shopping: A Consumer Society Responds to National Crisis, 1957-2001,

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