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Old 4th October 2007, 13:40   #1
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Default 50th anniversary of Sputnik

Yes, Sputnik was launched today 50 years back. Here's wishing the country that gave us the space age all the best into the future - congrats on this milestone, Russia.
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I read an interesting article about the same, on CNN.Quite a few things that I wasn't aware of. For example, the Russians beat the Americans by a couple of months,by launching the Sputnik.
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came to learn about Sputniy from Ross the Geek in F.r.i.e.n.d.s .
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heard someone bought one of the original Sputnik from ebay!
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Yesterday's google image (on the google homepage) on the Sputnik anniv was cool!!
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heard someone bought one of the original Sputnik from ebay!
I thought there was only one sputnik. Were there more?

And i highly doubt if it was sold on ebay.
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I thought there was only one sputnik. Were there more?

And i highly doubt if it was sold on ebay.

A back model of Sputnik 1 called PS-1 was sold on ebay. There have been several Sputniks. Read here
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hmmm...i stand enlightened
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