Desktop Friday: Sputnik

What’s on your desktop this week? I’ve gone back to outer space. This image originally came from an article on the Sputnik satellite. I flipped it around and simplified the background.

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It’s amazing to think that this was the first spacecraft. It was basically just a flying radio beacon, and was only in orbit for a few months, but it led the United States and the Soviet Union into the space race.

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