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Remembering The Sputnik 1 Launch

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On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union sent a beach ball-sized satellite, Sputnik 1 into space. It was the first artificial satellite to enter Earth orbit. The launch grabbed the world’s attention because it was at the height of the Cold War.Oct.04.2017

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