October Sky (1999): Satellite Launch Report

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The clip satellite launch report from October Sky (1999)

While most of President Eisenhower's advisors...
Today are ominous.  Washington...
If you have just tuned in to this special bulletin,
Washington has confirmed that, yesterday,
on the fourth of October, 1957,
the Soviet Uni�n successfully launched...
history's first man-made satellite...
into space orbit around the Earth.
The satellite which the Russians have dubbed Sputnik...
is being hailed as a milestone in history.
No one in our nation's capital could deny that the satellite...
has ushered in a grim new chapter in the Cold War.
And indeed, a wave of national anxiety...
already seems to be sweeping the country.
Still maintaining its speed of 18,000 miles an hour,
completing an orbit of the Earth every 96 minutes.
Doctor Wernher von Braun,
Chief Engineer of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency,
expressed the hope that the United States...
would soon be following the Russians into space...
with our own artificial satellite.
Doctor von Braun confirmed...
that there has still been no actual sighting of the Soviet satellite,
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