World Events

  • Scott Nearing
Keywords: Imperialism

Abstract

Space travel from our planet made its bow to the modern world on Friday, October 4, 1957, when Soviet scientists launched an earth satellite. The sphere weighed 184 pounds, was equipped with a radio transmitter, had a speed of 18,000 miles per hour, and began circling the globe at a height of about 400 miles each 96 minutes, or 15 times a day. Within a short time after the launching, it was spotted and reported from various observation posts here and abroad.
Published
1957-12-05
Section
World Events