Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 32 min.
The Soviet Union's Sputnik program impacts the world in 1950 and still today.
Cast: Liev Schreiber
Director: David Hoffman
The archival footage here is great, and the cosmos-conquering craziness will satisfy space-race nuts. show more
It was really no bigger than a beach ball, weighed about as much as a full-grown man and it beeped. And aside from transmitting a radio signal and accidentally opening a few automatic garage doors, it didn't really do anything except orbit the globe once every 96 minutes. show more
Sputnik Mania has a happy ending, thanks to German scientist Werner von Braun, who had been recruited for America after designing Nazi rockets that rained terror on England during World War II. show more