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I Can Draw

I'm inspired! I will draw something REALLY hard.
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It was astonishing!

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Where?

There. Look where I’m pointing. See that moving light?
Sputnik1There it was! We’d already heard the eerie beep-beep-beep on the radio. I expected to hear it when it went by, but it was silent.

And scary.
Sputnik2We watched it flash across the sky until it disappeared.
Sputnik4

The Russians had put the very first artificial satellite in orbit. They’d beaten us to it. They’d conquered space!
Sputnik3They’d launched it on top of their R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile, which was also capable of sending an atomic warhead all the way to the United States.

Meanwhile, our Atlas ICBMs kept blowing up, either on the launchpad or shortly after taking off.
Sputnik5After the Russian triumph with Sputnik, the United States tried to launch its own satellite, using the Vanguard rocket, not the Atlas.
Sputnik6It was a disaster. The first one never got off the ground.
Sputnik7The next one failed a few seconds after taking off.

What if the Russians decided to attack us from outer space? What if they started dropping things on us from the sky?
Sputnik8The space race was on, and we were losing.

The Sputnik song

 To the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Sputnik9aSputnik10Sputnik11aSputnik12aSputnik13Sputnik14Or worse, KABOOM!

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I CAN DRAW11

I Can Draw

I'm inspired! I will draw something REALLY hard.
COLOR TV5

In Living Color

It was astonishing!

I'm done telling this story, but the site will live on. Check out my (mostly satirical) commentary about the election and other matters at EdSteinInk.com! -- Ed

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