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Sputnik

The world's first artificial satellite, launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957. The Sputnik program (sputnik roughly translates into “fellow traveler”) comprised four separate launches.

At a weight of 184 pounds, Sputnik 1 was sent ...

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