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By: Turning points: Sputnik | Airminded

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[…] first up, and decided to talk about the launch of Sputnik I on 4 October 1957, not only in terms of starting the Space Age, but also because it created no small amount of fear in the United States as the prospect of a […]



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Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:42:09 +0000

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By: Jakob

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 09:09:06 +0000

There were a couple...



By: Brett Holman

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 06:48:07 +0000

Sounds like fun -- I hope it ended with round after round of drunken toasts!



By: Jakob

Thu, 04 Oct 2007 10:09:23 +0000

For the possibly interested: this evening (Thursday 4th) the Royal Aeronautical Society is having a double lecture - satellites after Sputnik, followed by a Virgin Galactic progress update. All to be followed by 'Russian pies and vodka', courtesy of the Russian Embassy... The venue is RAeS headquarters, 4 Hamilton Place (just off Hyde Park Corner), starts 1800 sharp - tea and biscuits from 1730.