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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Space Age starts on Oct 4 1957

The Soviet Union inaugurates the "Space Age" on Oct 4 1957 with its launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. The spacecraft, named Sputnik after the Russian word for "satellite," was launched at 10:29 p.m. Moscow time from the Tyuratam launch base in the Kazakh Republic…the Smithsonian Air & Space museums in DC & VA are well worth your time!