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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 12:47:11 PM  
3 votes:
Laika gets no love. :-(

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2017-10-04 11:53:31 AM  
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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.

2017-10-04 03:00:28 PM  
2 votes:
Best beep beep ever
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2017-10-04 11:48:09 AM  
2 votes:
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.

2017-10-04 11:33:19 AM  
2 votes:
I read the Beep Beep Beep in Leonard Nimoy's voice.

Civ4 > others
2017-10-04 11:43:44 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2017-10-04 02:22:06 PM  
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Pointy Tail of Satan: Laika gets no love. :-(

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I named my dog after her
2017-10-04 01:48:38 PM  
1 vote:

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

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Jonathan Coulton goes Electric - Space Doggity - Portland 2/17/2011
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I don't want to be a good dog anymore...
2017-10-04 11:49:08 AM  
1 vote:
Public Service Broadcasting - Sputnik
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2017-10-04 11:34:12 AM  
1 vote:
Leonard Nimoy saying "beep" for ten hours
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/When you discover satellites in Civ 4
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