Innovate to Get Ahead of the Competition: The Sputnik Moment
Beyond the Obvious
SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
On October 4, 1957, Russia launched a beach-ball-sized satellite named Sputnik, which orbited the Earth in just over ninety-six minutes. The previous frontrunner in the space race, the United States, was now the runner up. Our only competitor had trounced us, seemingly out of nowhere.