Nevada Appeal at 150: Oct. 7, 1957: Soviets launch Sputnik 1, trip to moon seen in near future | NevadaAppeal.com

Nevada Appeal at 150: Oct. 7, 1957: Soviets launch Sputnik 1, trip to moon seen in near future

A cross section of the interior of Russia’s earth satellite, Sputnik 1, is revealed in this drawing taken from Moscow magazine. Sputnik 1, launched on Oct. 4, 1957, is the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth.

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.