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56th Anniversary of Sputnik Launch Today

The history of the Sputnik 1 project dates back to Dec. 17, 1954, when Sergei Korolev addressed Dimitri Ustinov, the Minister of Defence Industries, proposing the development of an Earth-orbiting (artificial) satellite, forwarding a report by Mikhail Tikhonravov with an overview of similar projects abroad. […]