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Ingrid Ricardez-SotoPeriod 34/9/20Accident ReportI accidentally changed the launching plans that the Soviet Union had for Sputnik. This event begins in 1952, when the International Council of Scientific Unions decided to establish July 1, 1957, to December 31, 1958, as theInternational Geophysical Year (IGY)because the scientists knew that the cycles of solar activity would be at a high point then. In October 1954, the council adopted a resolution calling for artificial satellites to be launched during the IGY to map the Earth's surface.The Soviet Union was preparing to launch the world’s first artificial satellite named Sputnik on October 4, 1957 which marked the beginning of the “Space Race” against the US. Sputnik wasasatellite that had a diameter of 22 inches and weighed 184 pounds and circledEarth once every hour and 36 minutes which would then transmit radio signals back to Earth.The Sputnik launch changed everything. That launch ushered in new political, military,

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