News Display: Sputnik Is Launched
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 10/01/2017
Uploaded: 11/17/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: Russia, Science education, space exploration, space race, Sputnik, STEM

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Description/Abstract: News Display: Sputnik Is Launched, Wednesday, 10/4


On October 4, 1957, the world's first artificial satellite was launched from Tyuratam in the Kazakh Republic. Weighing a mere 84 pounds, the Russian Sputnik heralded in the Space Age, if not the "space race", as it circled Earth once very hour and thirty-six minutes to transmit back radio signals. Orbiting at a speed of 18,000 miles per hour, the Russian satellite set the stage for space exploration and discovery and decades of advancement in science and technology.

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