There was instant global awe for the Soviet satellite, just under 2 feet in diameter, which circled the earth every 96 minutes. It was the beginning of the space age, but it wasn’t just a technological marvel: it had a lasting impact on American culture, language, and design. Richard Paul looks into why Sputnik has never really left our orbit.
Sputnik Satellite GirlArtist: Jerry Engler and the Four EkkosAlbum: Very JerryLabel: TSA
Beep! Beep!Artist: Louis PrimaAlbum: Capitol Collectors Series: Louis PrimaLabel: Capitol
Satellite BabyArtist: Roosevelt SykesAlbum: The HoneydripperLabel: OBC