AMH2020 Discussion Board Assignment #5 12:6:18.docx - Sasson 1 Ariel Sasson Professor Benilous AMH2020 6 December 2018 Chapter 28 Sputnik One of

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Sasson 1 Ariel Sasson Professor Benilous AMH2020 6 December 2018 Chapter 28- Sputnik One of America’s greatest accomplishments that everyone knows of is putting the first man on the moon. The start of NASA and the foundation was a huge deal. Sputnik which I never heard of until research, was the first artificial satellite that the Soviet Union created. The Sputnik orbited around the earth. It took a total of ninety - eight minutes for the Sputnik to orbit around the entire Earth. The Sputnik was around the same size of a beach ball and only weighed 183.9 pounds. The Sputnik was officially launched on October 4 th of 1957. The Sputnik is what initially started what we know today as the Space Age. The Russian word Sputnik means satellite in English. A cool fact about the Sputnik is that you were able to see the satellite with binoculars before the sun had rised or if you missed it after the sun had set. Another interesting thing about

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