Solar System Exploration: Sputnik


Subject:
Astronomy , Satellites

Description:
Background about Sputnik, the basketball-sized spacecraft that was "the world's first artificial satellite," launched in 1957 by the former Soviet Union. "The U.S. responded in January 1958 with the launch of Explorer 1. Another American response to Sputnik: The creation of NASA in October 1958." Provides key dates, fast facts, and links to other websites about Sputnik. From NASA.

Publisher:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Language:
English

Source:
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Sputnik


PID= res:lii-24595