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October 4, 2005

The First Space Traveler


Today is a historic day. On October 4, 1957, exactly 48 years ago, the first artificial satellite Sputnik was placed in orbit. The launch of Sputnik marked the dawn of the Space Age.

Laika1.jpg Sputnik literally means the "traveling companion" in Russian, which seems to be appropriate since the following launch of the satellite carried a dog named Laika, the first living creature that went into Space.

NASA.jpg By the way, did you know that the Sputnik launch also led to the creation of ?

Click to hear the sounds of Sputnik.

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Posted by Katya Miller at October 4, 2005 12:00 PM
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