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Friday 4th of October 1957

67 years ago

The first artificial satellite Sputnik 1 is launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit in Baikonur Cosmodrome Site 1/5, Baykonur, , Kazakhstan.

Sputnik 1 orbited for three weeks before its batteries died, then silently for two more months before falling back into the atmosphere.

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