Saturday, September 26, 2009

This silver orb is a facsimile of SPUTNIK at the dawn of the space age. Sputnik literally means co-traveler, traveling companion or satellite in Russian.
Sputnik 1, was the first human-made object to orbit the Earth. The launch took place on 10-04-1957 and the launch vehicle was designed initially to carry nuclear warheads.

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