Manitowoc, Wisconsin: Sputnik Crashed Here! Soviet Unions Sputnik IV fell screaming from the sky over Wisconsin. All 7 tons burned up in the atmosphere, except one 20-pound hunk of metal. North of downtown, on US 10 north (8th St. - one-way north), at the corner of Park St, a few blocks south of Hwy 42. A little metal circle in the street marks the spot. There's also a pink granite marker in the sidewalk on the northwest corner. The Rahr-West Art Museum, displays the replica.
2012 Sputnikfest Poster by Tina Kugler To celebrate 50 years since debris from Russian Sputnik IV crashed-landed in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, community members will gather for their annual Sputnikfest 2012 beginning on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the corner of N. 8th and Park Streets (location of crash site). More information can be found at the Rahr-West Art Museum wesbite.