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26 50 Years of the First Artificial Earth Satellite

50 Years of the First Artificial Earth Satellite

Posted on October 4, 2007 by


50 Years of the First Space Satellite 1

50 years ago Soviet Union orbited into the space the first man-made satellite (Sputnik 1) and thus started the space era of the mankind (and the era of the space confrontation between two super powers as well). Some pictures below.

The sound of the first Soviet artificial Earth satellite

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The first Soviet artificial Earth satellite “Sputnik 1″.

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An old Soviet stamp.

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26 Responses to “50 Years of the First Artificial Earth Satellite”

  1. John from Kansas says:

    Happy Birthday Sputnik.

  2. Radical Vlad says:

    I’ve heard there is a bottle of cognac inside. No idea what would be it’s purpose.

  3. Sputnik says:

    Thanks!

  4. Sputnik says:

    Oh little Sputnik flying high
    With built-in Moscow beep
    You tell the world its a commie sky
    And Uncle Sam’s asleep

    :-)

  5. Peterm says:

    Soviets stole the plans for the nuclear bomb, not for Sputnik.

    • D says:

      They didnt steal them, they were given to them.

      • Dungeonbrownies says:

        exactly, by the rosenburgs. besides, we stole the plans for the first space shuttle.

      • Peterm says:

        Well, they were given to them without authorization from the owner of these plans. In my family we call that stealing hehe.

        Anyway, the youngest member of the Manhattan Project, Theodore Hall, also passed “atomic” information to the soviets. Only he never get caught, like happened to the Rosenbergs.

  6. Pius Thicknesse says:

    Cool – I saw Google’s Sputnik thing and wondered why they had it. I forgot that today was the day it went up and circled the Earth. My dad says he remembers back when he lived in a smaller town and his friends looked up and saw it go across the sky at night.

  7. John from Kansas says:

    What is the problem now?

  8. sputnik says:

    beep beep beeeeeeeeeeeeep

  9. Xpltivdletd says:

    Was the Sputnik Stereo 6×6 camera named for the satellite, or for another reason?

    url to somebody’s ebay offer provided so picture may be seen. no commercial connection to seller.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/6x6cm-STEREO-camera-SPUTNIK-120-film-EXCELLENT_W0QQitemZ390046190419QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFilm_Cameras?hash=item390046190419&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A8%7C294%3A50

    Best regards.

  10. Clarine….

    Clarine chun mylasia….

  11. night sky says:

    Absolutely no benefit, garage ? Soil?Take their work, a mass on.Is still found, a new life.Glossy green leaves night sky, important to realize more how to.Corrective exercise plan, torn apart due.,

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