10 Things to Know for Thursday

In this Oct. 2, 2017, photo, a Sputnik 1 test satellite, most likely manufactured by the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and one of only two known to exist, is displayed at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Newly declassified documents reveal that while the American public was surprised when the former Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite 60 years ago, intelligence agencies weren’t caught off-guard. Documents the CIA released on Oct. 4, show that U.S. intelligence and military officials and members of the Eisenhower administration not only knew that the former Soviet Union was planning to launch Sputnik, but knew it could be orbiting by the end of 1957. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


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