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oct 4, 1957 - Sputnik

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The first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957. This surprise success precipitated the American Sputnik crisis and triggered the Space Race.

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oct 4, 1957
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~ 61 years ago

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