Cold War

What did the launch of the first space satellite concentrated attention on?

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June 07, 2015 4:48PM

The launch of Sputnik I caused the US to fear that the Soviets would take over the moon and dominate space. They feared that nuclear warheads could be sent from space at any time. So the US entered the space race to beat the Soviets to the moon. The US also looked at US math and science education and tried to reform education to create more scientists and engineers.