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Fatherland! You lighted the star of progress and peace. Glory to the science, glory to the labor! Glory to the Soviet regime! Propaganda posters of Soviet space program 1958-1963

Sputnik - great set of matchboxes commemorating the Soviet progress in space.

cosmonaut: graphic design

Grandpa Jolly loved viewing Sputnik, the first artificial satellite was launched on October 4, 1957.

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union shocked the western world by announcing the first successful launch of an artificial satellite orbiting the earth - Sputnik 1.

They never include this in movies. I guess we dirty our nest . . . wherever that may be.

Sputnik: The Soviet Union launched the first Sputnik satellite on October, 4 1957, ushering in the age of space exploration and kicking off an intense space race with the United States.

Luna 2 was the second of the Soviet Union's Luna program spacecraft launched in the direction of the Moon.

Sputnik II - launched Laika, Earth's first Space Traveler, into Space.

History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a basketball, weighed only 183 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path

Postcard celebrating Sputnik 1's launch.

Russian Space Program - Sputnik & Cosmonaut