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Oct. 4, 1957 – Sputnik, the Dawn of the Space Age : History…

Oct. 4, 1957 – Sputnik, the Dawn of the Space Age : History changed on Oct. 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The world’s first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball, about 23 inches in diameter and weighing less than 190 pounds. (via NASA)

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