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Sputnik – 50th Anniversary

The Sputnik “Спутник” program was a series of unmanned satellite space missions by the Soviet Union (USSR) in the 1950s.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Sputnik and the Space Race.

Sputnik 1 was launched on October 4, 1957. The satellite weighed about 83.6 kg and was just 58 cm in diameter.

The R-7 launch vehicle was actually designed to carry nuclear warheads.

Sputnik 2 was launched on November 3, 1957, carriyng the first living passenger into orbit, a dog named Laika.

The was no safe return planned for the spacecraft and its passenger, making Laika the first orbital casualty…

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MADRID (Sputnik) - The US Embassy hit out at Madrid for failing to notify it about Spain's decision to pull its frigate from a US Navy strike group heading for the Persian Gulf, Spanish diplomats Naves Spútnik. El Sputnik 1 fue lanzado el 4 de octubre de 1957 desde el cosmódromo de Baikonur-Tiuratam. El Sputnik 2 se lanzó un mes después, el 3 de noviembre de 1957, llevando a bordo © 2016 Modern 214.887.6221 info@modern. Tags: sputnik, modern, Sputnik Deutschland (@sputnik_deutschland) • Instagram 10.2k Followers, 840 Following, 498 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Deutschland (@_deutschland)

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