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Release Date: March 14th, 2008

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
The Soviet Union's Sputnik program impacts the world in 1950 and still today.

Cast: Liev Schreiber

Director: David Hoffman

Genres: Documentary

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  • 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

  • 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

  • The archival footage here is great, and the cosmos-conquering craziness will satisfy space-race nuts. show more

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