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Engineering Education “Today in History” Blog: Sputnik LaunchedTue, 10/04/2011 - 12:27pm — Anonymous
Today in History - October 4, 1957 - Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the Earth’s first artificial satellite, into space at the peak of the Cold War.
View our Sputnik resources, as well as related resources in Aerospace Engineering. Students can learn about careers in Aerospace Engineering, learn about aircraft dynamics, or simulate gas turbines. Faculty can visit our Aerospace Engineering Education Community site, browse resources in a range of aerospace and related courses and catch up on the latest news and events.
Also on this day in history in 2004, the SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize and in 1913 the Steel Treaters’ Club is founded. See the Engineering Pathway’s resources on humans in space. Or Scott Chumbley’s blog on the history of the American Society for Metals (ASM).