Sputnik

by Daniel Russ on October 30, 2015

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Sputnik, hanging in Milestones of Flight, National Air and Space Museum

 

Sputnik, hanging in Milestones of Flight, National Air and Space Museum

It was on October 4th, 1957 that Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, was launched by the Soviet Union and thus was birthed the “space race.” The 184 pounds satellite, was designed and constructed by Valentin Glushko, weighed and was sent up using a Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) as a launch vehicle. Sputnik orbited every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles and it transmitted a characteristic beeping signal. In 1958, it reentered the earth’s atmosphere and burned up.

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Evgeny January 14, 2020 at 4:59 pm

Hello!

Is this image available for download and use (modifying and using on website)?

Best regards
Evgeny

Daniel Russ January 15, 2020 at 9:54 am

I do not own any of this media

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