A Brief History of Sputnik 1

On the 4th October 1957, Sputnik 1 or “Cпутник-1” was launched into orbit. It heralded the ability of humankind to launch objects into orbit as well as providing the first insight to the conditions that exist in the upper atmosphere. A little-know feature of this early satellite was that it was full of pressurized Nitrogen – … Continue reading A Brief History of Sputnik 1