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Today in 1957, the USSR’s Sputnik 1 was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Sputnik 1 was the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth, and is generally considered a major catalyst for the Space Race and Cold War. Sputnik 1 took just over 96 minutes to complete each orbit. After three weeks, Sputnik’s transmitter batteries died, […]