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The first artificial satellite was launched October 4, 1957. And it wasn't American. The Soviet made Sputnik, weighing about 183 lbs., took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path, 500 miles up. Traveling at 18,000 miles an hour, Sputnik would "beep, beep, beep" it's telemetry as it passed over
Fifties Web Pop History - Sputnik
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