Space Age at 50

Almost 50 years ago, on October 4th 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first artificial Earth satellite. That was Sputnik 1 and its "beep-beep-beep" signalled the start of the Space Age. There are celebrations of the past 50 years in space happening all around the world. In the UK you can keep track of events happening near you via the Space50 website.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Monday 30th Jul 2007 (09:58 PDT) | Permalink
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