Tag Archives: Sputnik 1

Happy Space Exploration Day

I think today should be celebrated in the same manner that the US celebrates Columbus Day. Perhaps it should even supplant Columbus Day. But, that’s just my opinion. Throughout the Americas, Columbus Day commemorates the anniversary of Columbus’ landing in … Continue reading

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Space Exploration Day

There were wry remarks about Jupiter coming under the watchful eye of Juno, earlier this month.  These appeared in news stories about the then impending arrival of the Juno spacecraft at the planet Jupiter.  The remarks were double entendres regarding the … Continue reading

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A Sputnik State Of Mind

57 years ago from today, October 4, 1957 at 10:28:34 PM Moscow Time, a specially modified Soviet R-7 rocket loaded with the PS-1 object left the launching pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. As the small payload was completing its first orbit around the … Continue reading

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