Friday, 19 October 2007
50 years ago, Sputnik
On October 4th 1957, Sputnik 1 was the first artificial satellite that was launched
by the mankind, starting a new era for the communication.
The magazine Science wrote about it and added an interesting thing.
Sputnik 3 was launched in 1958 with some recording device that wasn't
working properly. Why? Because the person in charge, the day of the
launch, received a phone call from Khruscev.
The leader of Soviet Union had been asked by leaders of italian
communist party to do something outstanding because the
next day was the day of
general elections in Italy. And they launched Sputnik 3 with a
magnetic tape that didn't work...