Sputnik Model in Milestones of Flight

     

Sputnik Model in Milestones of Flight

Sputnik, launched by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on October 4, 1957, marked a simple, yet profound event in history: the placement of the first human-made satellite into Earth orbit.

Image Number: 2006-25353
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