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oct 4, 1957 - The First Satellite in Space

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Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit, orbiting for three weeks before its batteries died, then silently for two more months before falling back into the atmosphere.

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Date:

oct 4, 1957
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~ 66 years ago

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