Russia: Artificial Earth Satellite

54 years ago Soviet Union orbited into space the first man-made satellite named Sputnik 1.

1957, October the 4th. is a historic day for mankind.

Space Age began when Sputnik 1, similar to the size of a basketball weighing 183 pounds, took 98 minutes to orbit the earth.

Today, satellites are helping mankind to connect better. Man can now find locations at ease with satellite maps.

Friends can keep in touch immediately with satellite images and with the help of satellite communication. Many things can be monitored by satellites, for example, weather conditions, to name one. Navigated travel is today possible with the help of satellite. Satellite helped to change the world.
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