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Sputnik 1, replica. Sputnik 1 was launched into the orbit around the earth on October 4th 1957. It was the first man made satellite, made by the Soviet Union. Sputnik remained in orbit around the earth for 3 months after its launch, then burned up in the atmosphere. It started the space race.

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Sputnik 1, replica. Sputnik 1 was launched into the orbit around the earth on October 4th 1957.  It was the first man made satellite, made by the Soviet Union. Sputnik remained in orbit around the earth for 3 months after its launch, then burned up in the atmosphere. It started the space race.