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TEDTalks - David Hoffman: Catch Sputnik Mania

About this talk: filmmaker David Hoffman shares footage from his feature-length documentary Sputnik Mania, which shows how the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik in 1957 led to both the space race and the arms race -- and jump-started science and math education around the world.
Time 3:49 minutes; Filmed March 2007; Posted on TED: April 2008

About David Hoffman (Filmmaker): David Hoffman's long film career, he's made documentaries on everything from Amelia Earhardt to B.B. King, from double-dutch jump-roping to F-15 fighter pilots. Lately he's been fascinated with the early space program and our mania for all things Sputnik.
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