Thursday, 4 October 2007

Happy birthday

50 years ago today the starting pistol on the space race sounded and the first man-made satellite went into a low space orbit. In a brilliant PR move Soviet scientists set Sputnik's broadcasts to be at a frequency available to radio hams - people around the world could listen to the chirping which signaled that the Soviet Union led the world in space exploration.

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Hazeofpink said...

Thanks for that snippet of information! I've told my other half, who works at the National Space Centre, and didn't know that! :-)