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What was the significance of the Soviet Union's launching of Sputnik in 1957?

A: The Soviet Unions's launching of Sputnik in 1957 led Congress to create the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to coordinate research in rock science and space exploration. It also led Congress to pass the National Defense Education Act (NDEA), which provided funds for education and training in science, math, and foreign languages.

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