Glory to the Soviet Science!
Unknown artist, 1957
The United States now sleeps under a Soviet moon.
Nikita Khrushchyov - the leader of the
50 years ago on October 4 1957
R7 – a 34 m long, 280 ton two stage rocket managed to carry the 83 kg Sputnik-1 to the orbit with apoapsis of 940 km above surface. Not a particularly hard task for a rocket with a payload of 5.300 kg. Nevertheless the sputnik itself caused a great stir in the world. Especially this hurt the
Listen to the signal record here:
The Soviet Sputnik-1 was a remarkable achievement.
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