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What happened after Sputnik 1 was launched?

What happened after Sputnik 1 was launched?

At last, on January 31, 1958, the United States succeeded in launching its first satellite, the Explorer. The Explorer was still slighter than Sputnik, but its launch sent it deeper into space. The Soviets responded with yet another launch, and the space race continued.

What effect did the Soviet launch of Sputnik have on?

On October 4, 1957 they launched sputnik the world first artificial satellite. Sputnik traveled around he at 18000 miles per hours, circling the globe every 96 minutes. Its launch was triumph of Soviet technology. It linked the soviet union and seven eastern European countries after the death of Joseph Stalin.

What happened to Vanguard tv3 satellite?

The Vanguard satellite was thrown clear and landed on the ground a short distance away with its transmitters still sending out a beacon signal. The satellite was damaged, however, and could not be reused. It is now on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

What happened to Explorer 1 satellite?

Explorer 1 stopped transmission of data on 23 May 1958 when its batteries died, but remained in orbit for more than 12 years. It reentered the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean on 31 March 1970 after more than 58,000 orbits.

What is the oldest satellite still in orbit?

Vanguard 1

What was the first thing in space?

While many flights into space may have accidentally carried bacteria and other forms of life on board, the first living creatures intentionally sent into space were fruit flies. These were transported aboard a V2 rocket on 20 February 1947.

Did NASA leave dogs in space?

Both space dogs survived the flight, although one would die on a subsequent flight. The U.S. launched mice aboard spacecraft later that year; however, they failed to reach the altitude for true spaceflight.

Why can’t we return from Mars?

A return mission to Mars will need to land a rocket to carry crew off the surface. Launch requirements mean that this rocket would be significantly smaller than an Earth-to-orbit rocket. Despite this, landing an ascent rocket on Mars will be difficult. Reentry for a large rocket will be difficult.

Did Belka and Strelka survive?

Belka and Strelka All passengers survived. They were the first Earth-born creatures to go into orbit and return alive.