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why was the soviet launch of sputnik a turning point in us history

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The main reason why the Soviet launch of Sputnik was a turning point in US history is because it started the "Space Race", since Russia became the first country to put a satellite into orbit. The ability to put things like this into space had wide-ranging national security implications, especially during the Cold War. 

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