Sputnik; Russians were the first to put anything into actual ORBIT around earth. Sputnik is *the* first artificial satellite, launched Oct. 4, 1957, orbital decay ended Jan. 4, 1958. Sputnik, Spaces Racing, Spaces Age, Russian Spaces, Artificial Earth, Spaces Programs, Earth Satellite, Cold War, Soviet Union
Russia launches Sputnik I, first artificial Earth Satellite, October 4th, 1957
Sputnik was the first artificial Earth satellite. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennas to broadcast radio pulses. Launched by the Soviet Union in 1957. Buy it as a limited edition silkscreen print or as an archival digital print: chopshopstore.com...