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Sputniks 1, 2 and 3
Russia launches Sputnik I, first artificial Earth Satellite, October 4th, 1957
Earth vs. the Spider (1958) movie poster
October 11, 1957 The orbit of the last stage of the R-7 Semyorka rocket (carrying Sputnik I) is first successfully calculated on an IBM 704 computer by teams at The M.I.T. Computation Center and Operation Moonwatch, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Every single satellite orbiting the Earth
Sputnik II - launched Laika, Earth's first Space Traveler, into Space.
Sputnik: The Space Race's Opening Shot