Geek Fact for January 4th


In 1958, Sputnik 1 reentered the earth’s atmosphere and burned up.

Launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957, it was the first artificial satellite in history.

Learn more about Sputnik 1 at http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/gal100/sputnik.html

In 1959, Luna 1 became the first spacecraft to reach the Moon.

Luna 1 passed within 5,995 km (~3,725 miles) of the Moon’s surface.

Learn more about Luna 1 at http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1959-012A

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