President Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks to the nation at his White House press conference.
Washington DC USA Date:1957, October 10 Duration:1 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
President Dwight D. Eisenhower at his White House press conference addresses the nation. He states that Russia's success with the first earth satellite doesn't indicate a lag in American satellite and ballistic missile research. President Eisenhower further adds that the Vanguard satellite program had not received the same amount of attention as American ballistic missile work, and that speed of progress in satellites cannot be interpreted as a measure of progress in ballistic missile work. He says that American satellite work has never been part of a race with any other nation, and rather has been scheduled as part of the IGY's (International Geophysical Year) scientific work. He praises the American satellite program for being well designed and properly scheduled to achieve the scientific purposes for which it was initiated.
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