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Old 10-04-2012, 06:56 AM   #1
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Do you remember or...

know about even if you're too young to remember what took place 55 years ago today? I remember very well.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:05 AM   #2
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was the monkey in space then or start of mickey mouse club? my guess
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:25 AM   #3
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The Russians launched Sputnik, the first satellite to be put in orbit. I was 11 years old and remember looking for it to pass overhead.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:28 AM   #4
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Thinking Sputnik. 4th grade. In the years afterward we started to have traveling Science shows at our school sponsored by the govt. I believe. Those certainly made an impression on me and shaped my career.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:46 AM   #5
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My mom took me out on the front porch so we could look for it as it drifted overhead. I doubt that we saw it, but I still remember the awe I felt as a kid.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #6
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John Lennon and Paul McCartney met.

6 Army guys stood under an atomic blast.


I thin what you were looking for is this one. Sputnik
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:23 AM   #7
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Did you cheat & look it up?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #8
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Hubby nailed it! That was 9 years b/4 he was born. He is a HUGE History Buff though.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #9
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I cheated, but I do remember looking for it in the night sky, and I believe that I did see it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #10
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Wow, that many years ago...

Do remember seeing mushroom clouds while living in Northern Arizona on the Navaho Reservation along about that time. I'm sure my parents took us out to look for sputnik.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #11
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Yup, I remember. I still have a (reel-to-reel) tape recording of the .... .. from the first artificial satellite even though I don't have a player to play it back. Come to think of it I don't have the capability to output a lot of my old data (think 8" disks, data cassettes).
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Did you cheat & look it up?
I assume you're asking me.
Yes of course I did. But I also remember it very clearly. I was 15 years old at the time and in high school. Sputnik was discussed in several classes.
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I remember it, barely. I was probably more interested in trying to learn to ride my bike at that age. I do remember where I lived at the time. My dad was stationed at Fort Rucker, Alabama and the space race was a really big deal!
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I remember - I was twelve. In the UK there was much talk about the Russians preparing taking he world over from the Americans. I looked for it but there wasn't much chance from London. Too many lights (even back then in the olden days)!
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