Example sentences for: sputnik

How can you use “sputnik” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • It opens at one of the Cold War's cultural turning points: the appearance of the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1 in 1957, when the people of Coalwood (and everywhere else) gathered on their lawns to get a glimpse of the moving dot of light in the October sky.

  • The space age began with the launch of Sputnik in October 1957.

  • Sputnik is the spark for Homer's impulse to build rockets, but in rural West Virginia the know-how and materials are almost nonexistent.

  • In the post-Sputnik age, Sun Ra argued, it was incumbent upon black musicians to master electronic instruments, notably the Moog synthesizer.

  • Sputnik hasn't had to face the latter problem yet.


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