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(UPI)   60 years ago today, the space race truly began with a simple "beep...beep...beep" heard around the world. Literally around the world   ( upi.com) divider line
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2017-10-04 08:00:52 AM  
Louis Prima - Beep! Beep! [1958]
Youtube eiwpMjVxt7s
 
2017-10-04 09:29:49 AM  
Such a lovely design.

I still long for a Sputnik-inspired Philippe Stark citrus juicer.

www.uniqresidential.com

Or for those with a larger budget, I would dig a functional Johnny Quest Eyeball Spider Robot.

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Wishlist in profile.
 
2017-10-04 10:01:53 AM  

brap: Such a lovely design.

I still long for a Sputnik-inspired Philippe Stark citrus juicer.

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Or for those with a larger budget, I would dig a functional Johnny Quest Eyeball Spider Robot.

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Wishlist in profile.


*batteries not included
 
2017-10-04 10:49:51 AM  
 
2017-10-04 10:53:40 AM  

luckyeddie: MaudlinMutantMollusk:

Roadrunner?


*meepmeep*
 
2017-10-04 10:58:42 AM  
Apologies for replying instead of posting. First time posting from a phone (bored at work).
 
2017-10-04 11:33:19 AM  
I read the Beep Beep Beep in Leonard Nimoy's voice.

Civ4 > others
 
2017-10-04 11:34:12 AM  
Leonard Nimoy saying "beep" for ten hours
Youtube BE9b3IdTCiY


/When you discover satellites in Civ 4
 
2017-10-04 11:35:08 AM  
less than a minute late....if only I didn't try to find the Civ 4 satellites icon
 
2017-10-04 11:46:16 AM  
I remember watching it at night as it orbited. The government freaked out when it was launched, the USSR was going to drop atomic on the US from space in the future.
 
2017-10-04 11:48:09 AM  
The scene in October Sky where they're listening to Sputnik's beep is pretty cool.  And it's a pretty cool movie in general.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0132477/?ref_=nv_sr_1
 
2017-10-04 11:49:08 AM  
Public Service Broadcasting - Sputnik
Youtube It42TsD7_sI
 
2017-10-04 11:53:31 AM  
As an aside, remember a year or two ago when everyone was making fun of North Korea's first satellite because it was "tumbling"?
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Despite Sputnik looking all aerodynamic* with its antennae sweeping out behind it, it had no attitude control systems, and also tumbled. Attitude control didn't come along for several years.

*vacuumdynamic?
 
2017-10-04 11:55:57 AM  
America's response was epic...

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/flopnik!
//oopsnik!
///kaputnik!
 
2017-10-04 12:07:45 PM  
beep beep beep?

was it going in reverse the whole time it was up there?
 
2017-10-04 12:09:04 PM  
And the space race ended 30 years ago
 
2017-10-04 12:11:24 PM  
Approves:

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2017-10-04 12:47:11 PM  
Laika gets no love. :-(

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2017-10-04 01:07:38 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Laika gets no love. :-(

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So... A heroic portrait of a dog that was killed in one of the most expensive animal experiments ever?
 
2017-10-04 01:18:22 PM  
First Sputnik, then...

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2017-10-04 01:22:34 PM  
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"TELLING THE UNTOLD, MAKING UP STUFF."
 
2017-10-04 01:37:29 PM  

WordsnCollision: America's response was epic...

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/flopnik!
//oopsnik!
///kaputnik!


How does an American rocket engineer teach their kids to count?

Five, four, three, two, one, oh shiat!
 
2017-10-04 01:48:38 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Laika gets no love. :-(

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Jonathan Coulton goes Electric - Space Doggity - Portland 2/17/2011
Youtube 6tVVZzuYdeI

I don't want to be a good dog anymore...
 
2017-10-04 02:22:06 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Laika gets no love. :-(

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I named my dog after her
 
2017-10-04 03:00:28 PM  
Best beep beep ever
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2017-10-04 04:56:56 PM  
I recall the country freaking the hell out. Practically overnight everyone was saying, OMG WE'VE GOT TO CREATE MORE ENGINEERS!!! Which we did, and here I am. You're not a pack of godless commies (most of you) today because of me. You're welcome.
 
2017-10-04 05:20:43 PM  
Not to be pedantic or anything, but in space, no one can hear you beep.

/seriously, it took this long?
 
2017-10-04 08:16:13 PM  

Doc Daneeka: [YouTube video]


Looooove them. We saw them in Portland in 2015 after Race for Space was released, and again a couple of weeks ago after their latest release.
 
2017-10-04 11:43:44 PM  

wiseolddude: I remember watching it at night as it orbited. The government freaked out when it was launched, the USSR was going to drop atomic on the US from space in the future.


Exactly, the reason we freaked out was they were announcing they had invented the intercontinental ballistic missile.
 
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