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Thursday, October 04, 2007

 
The Space Age, Fifty Years Old Today

Sputnik 1 was launched on October 4, 1957 at 19:12 UTC, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in what was then the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.

Rand Simberg has Sputnik links.

I will honor the day by plugging The Iron Giant into the VCR; Sputnik appears in the opening scene.

Update: Sputnik stamp, issued on August 10, 1976 in the Soviet Union (source).

Update: Sputnik knit ball.

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