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VOX POPULI: Late astronomer Kozai's passion for the universe knew no bounds


Asahi Shimbun - Feb 15, 2018
The "orbit" of Kozai's life, so to speak, changed in 1957 when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1. Shocked by the Soviet success, the Americans invited talented foreign astronomers to the United States, and Kozai was among them. He threw himself into ...
 

60 years ago, Explorer 1 launched US into Space Age


Florida Today - Feb 2, 2018
Maj. Gen. John Medaris was not amused. Nearly four months earlier, the Soviet Union had stunned the world with the launch of Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, on Oct. 4, 1957. Sputnik 2, carrying a dog named Laika, followed one month later. The ...
 

Catching Up To Soviets: Explorer 1 Launched US Into Space Age


Aviation Week - Jan 30, 2018
The facts surrounding the launch of Explorer 1 are well-known: The Soviets had beaten the U.S. into space with not just one but two satellites, the latter of which carried a dog named Laika. Sputnik 1, launched on Oct. 4, 1957, weighed 184 lb. (84 kg ...
 

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Launch of Sputnik 1 - October 4, 1957


This video shows the launch of Sputnik 1.
 

Sputnik - 60 years on from the Start of the Space Race


That simple little beep, beep, beep was the sound that started the Space Race. It's been 60 years since they have first heard on October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 into a...
 

Owen, SPUTNIK 1 CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT ON TV, October 6 1957


 

1957 - First Satellite in Space (Sputnik)


Sputnik 1 launched on October 4, 1957. The satellite was 58 cm (about 23 in) in diameter and weighed approximately 83.6 kg (about 183 lb). Each of its elliptical orbits around the Earth took...
 

The Sputnik 1 Launch: The First Artificial Satellite To Enter Earth's Orbit | Mach | NBC News


On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union sent the beach ball-sized satellite, Sputnik 1 into space. The launch grabbed the world's attention because it was at the height of the Cold War. ยป...