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  Birth of the Space Age

Birth of the Space Age
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Uploader comment: History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I, the world's first artificial satellite. About the size of a beach ball and weighing about 184 pounds, it took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path.

   

 
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