Eisenhower and Khrushchev

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Nikita Sergeievich Khrushchev (1894-1971)

possible thaw in Cold War

"vulnerability"

Geneva Conference July 18-23, 1955.

Khrushchev secret speech at 20th Congress Feb. 1956.

Party Secretary Gomulka for independent Poland Oct. 20, 1956; Nagy recognized as Prime Minister Oct. 29 but sought to leave the Warsaw Pact and Russian troops sent Nov. 3.

Vostok rocket launched 1st ICBM Aug. 26, 1957.

Lockheed's solid fuel Polaris, Raytheon's Hawk (Patriot).

Sputnik I launched Oct. 4, 1957 - 184 lbs - 1st satellite.

Sputnik II launched Nov. 3 - 1120 lbs - Laika, not Checkers.

Rockefeller and Gaither Reports 11/57 - like NSC-68.

Ike national TV address Nov. 7 - need for reassurance.

Ike's 3rd stroke Nov. 26, 1957 - 1

LBJ's Preparedness subcommittee investigation Nov. 28.

Vanguard rocket with 1st satellite failed Dec. 6.

Ike created civilian ARPA for anti-missile research Jan. 22.

Explorer I launched Jan. 31, 1958 - 31 lbs - 1

Ike created Killian Committee Feb. 4 to reorganize America's space and rocket program.

Life mag. story "Crisis in Education" Mar. 24, 1958.

Lyndon Johnson led Congress to create NASA July 16 as the nation's civilian space agency.

Ike created civilian ARPA for anti-missile research Jan. 22.

Explorer I launched Jan. 31, 1958 - 31 lbs - 1

Ike created Killian Committee Feb. 4 to reorganize America's space and rocket program.

Life mag. story "Crisis in Education" Mar. 24, 1958.

Lyndon Johnson led Congress to create NASA July 16 as the nation's civilian space agency.

1958 - Year of Great Tests - Hardtack series until Aug. 22.

midterm elections in Nov. 1958 won by Democrats.

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