Back up to: The Essay
4/4 Monica Grady, space scientist at the Open University, discusses how Sputnik gave her a job
3/4 News of Sputnik and rock and roll arrived together in South Africa for Christopher Hope.
2/4 Zinovy Zinik tried to escape his playground by leaping up to hitch a lift on Sputnik.
1/4 Sputnik 1 launched and modernity was born in the mind of Barnsley schoolboy Ian McMillan.