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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.

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.

Russian Space Program - Sputnik & Cosmonaut

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.

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

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

Sputnik * Satellite launched by the USSR that began the space race in 1957.

Postcard celebrating Sputnik 1's launch.

Explorer was the US's first satellite. Launched Feb. 1, 1958 months after the Russians launched Sputnik. The U.S. is pretty much second in everything with respect to the Russians, except landing on the moon. Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space, and he was also a Russian. A cute one, too, I might add.