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