Sputnik
October 5, 2002
Sputnik

45 years ago last evening saw the dawning of the Space Age with the launch from Baikonur of the little beach-ball sized Sputnik, which amazed the world as it orbited the earth, emitting a series of a single note (B-flat, if you care to sing along).

Actually, here is a .wav file of actual telemetry from Sputnik passing overhead in 1957.

Just 45 years to bring satellite internet service to Downtown Pendroy!

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