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A first for space travel

Posted in Anniversary, History, Space, Technology on Thursday, 23 September 2010

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A step into space: satellites paved the way to man’s first trip to the Moon

4 October marks the anniversary of an important step in the development of space travel. In 1957, Sputnik 1 was launched from a launch site, known as Site No. 1, near Tyuratam in the republic of Kazakh SSR (now Kazakhstan). The 23-inch-wide ball transmitted a signal for 22 days until its batteries ran out and circled the Earth until 4 January 1958 when it reentered Earth’s atmosphere and burned up.

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