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Sputnik 1 launch in 1957, construction of Vostok 1 and Soviet space dogs, Belka and Strelka in 1960
The Sputnik 1 (PS-1) satellite
The Sputnik 1 (PS-1) satellite is shown here on a rigging truck in the assembly shop in the fall of 1957 as a technician puts finishing touches on it. When the development of the first advanced scientific satellite, Object D, proved to be more difficult than expected, the Soviets decided to launch a simpler, smaller satellite. PS-1, or Sputnik 1, began development in November1956
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