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While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the space age and the U.S.-U.S.S.R space race. The Sputnik functioned for 21 days. Its on-board radio transmitter sent out a beeping signal that was heard all around the world. The Sputnik was launched by the R-7 Rocket aka Vostok Rocket at Baikonour, Soviet Union...
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The Sputnik was launched by the R-7 Rocket aka Vostok Rocket at Baikonour, Soviet Union. Today the modern derivative is called Soyuz Rocket. (Vic S, 2008) The story begins in 1952, when the International Council of Scientific Unions decided to establish July 1, 1957, to December 31, 1958, as the International Geophysical Year because the scientists knew that the cycles of solar activity would be at a high point then...
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