Sputnik's Designers Didn't Fathom Its Impact

Soviet rocket designer Boris Chertok served as Sergei Korolev's first deputy.  Now 95 years old, he still lucidly remembers details about the beginnings of the Soviet space program.
Soviet rocket designer Boris Chertok served as Sergei Korolev's first deputy. Now 95 years old, he still lucidly remembers details about the beginnings of the Soviet space program.