Sputnik Mission

The first man made object in space

History

The Sputnik 1 was the first human made artificial satellite and object to go to space.

It was launched in October 9, 1957 10:29pm at Soviet Union. Sputnik means co-traveler or traveling compassion.

How it looked like

it was designed by the Soviet Union. It was only 56cm in diameter (22in) and was 83kg (183lb). It was a polished silver aluminum ball that was only the size of two basketballs.

It had four external radio antennas to broadcast radio pulses.

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In space

It only took 96 minutes to orbit the Earth and made 1,440 orbits around the Earth. It traveled about 70 million kilometer. The Sputnik 1 fell on Earth in December 18, 1957.

The Cold war "Space race"

When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik it was during the cold war. Most of the cold war was about who will put the 1st thing in space. People feared the Soveit put nulear weapons in the satillite.

Sputnik 2

Sputnik 2 was launched November 4, 1957 . It was the first spaceccraft to carry a animal. She was dog named Laika. But she died within an hour after the launch because the extream heat and many more problem. :(