Sputnik 1 Satellite

Sputnik 1 Satellite

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, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Seattle. Sixty years earlier, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite, aboard an R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile on October 4, 1957. According to Soviet calculations, the satellite traveled at 18,000 miles per hour, and its radio signals were picked up by scientists and ham radio operators throughout the world. Sputnik 1 orbited about 37 million miles, then burned up as it fell from orbit during reentry into Earth's atmosphere on January 4, 1958. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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October 02, 2017 10:46:31 AM
October 03, 2017 12:59:30 AM
Elaine Thompson
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