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« on: January 04, 2007, 04:10:08 AM »
Sputnik 1 falls to Earth (1958)

Sputnik 1 was the first artificial satellite to be put into orbit. It was launched by the Soviet Union in October, 1957, and acted as the starting gun for the space race. The Sputnik, Russian for "travel companion," gathered data about the density of the upper layers of the atmosphere and the behavior of radio signals in the ionosphere. Sputnik 2, the second satellite to be put into orbit, was the first to carry a living creature.

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midgard

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007, 04:17:25 AM »
Was there a point to this?

Perhaps you should have posted this in Everything Else.

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2007, 04:22:33 AM »
The point is it orbited the round Earth and was the starting gun for the space race.

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midgard

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2007, 04:50:47 AM »
Quote from: "Pogmothoin"
The point is it orbited the round Earth and was the starting gun for the space race.


What you're actually referring to is the start of the greatest propaganda campaign run by the Conspiracy.

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2007, 08:23:55 AM »
Quote from: "midgard"
Quote from: "Pogmothoin"
The point is it orbited the round Earth and was the starting gun for the space race.


What you're actually referring to is the start of the greatest propaganda campaign run by the Conspiracy.


You tell him Midgard   :D

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007, 08:59:29 AM »
Conpiracy Nah, Flat Earth YAY

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Masterchef

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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007, 09:59:11 AM »
Quote from: "Pogmothoin"
The point is it orbited the round Earth and was the starting gun for the space race.

No it didn't, it went up into the air, and then fell to the ground due to the upwards acceleration of the Earth.