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Special Event: Sputnik Space Party
Free Evening Event
October 4, 2007
It's been half a century! Celebrate the beginning of the space age in 1957 when Sputnik launched the race to space.

50th Anniversary of Sputnik Celebrated in Toronto
Beep .. beep.. Thursday, October 4th marks the 50th anniversary of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I which launched the space age*. Celebrate at the Ontario Science Centre with Sputnik-themed displays, music, and activities. Enjoy awe-inspiring views through telescopes with members of the Toronto Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (weather permitting). Witness a fly-over of the International Space Station and listen as our storyteller weaves tales inspired by spaceflight. Highlighting the event is a special panel presentation at 8:00 p.m. in the Imperial Oil Auditorium, “Sputnik and the Space Age”.


* Bob McDonald, host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks. He remembers how the Sputnik launch helped fuel interest in space.
* Professor Lynne Viola, Department of History at the University of Toronto. Specializes in the history of the peasantry in the Soviet Union. She will speak to the impact Sputnik had on the culture and mood of people at the time.
* Steve Lang, Canadian Space Resource Centre. Works with the Canadian Space Agency and has a deep knowledge of the history of Canadian Space program.
* Robert Godwin, Author - Russian Spacecraft and Launch Vehicles: Heritage of the Space Race
* Chris Gainor, Author - Arrows to the Moon and Canada in Space.

The Sputnik Space Party runs from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

* The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a basketball, weighed only 183 pounds and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. That launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the space age and the U.S.-U.S.S.R space race.
Contributed by Sara Poirier, Toronto
Sep 27, 2007, 13:41
Credit: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Википедия: Спутник-1
Wikipedia: Sputnik 1
Sputnik 1 (Russian: "Спутник-1", "Satellite-1", or literally "Co-traveler-1" byname ПС-1 (PS-1, i.e. "Простейший Спутник-1", or Elementary Satellite-1)) was the first artificial satellite to be put into geocentric orbit. Launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957, it was the first satellite of the Sputnik program.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The WorldView-1 Spacecraft
The Associated Press: Secrets of 1957 Sputnik Launch Revealed
By Vladimir Isachenkov
Google News: sputnik
50th Anniversary of Sputnik Celebrated in Toronto
CNews: Russian IT-review

Radio sample of Sputnik 1


The global Designer Conference Expression around the Clock - первое глобальное мероприятие Microsoft для дизайнеров Expression around the Clock on October 4, 2007.

Toronto and Moscow, Auckland and Seoul, Bangalore and Cairo, Milan and Zürich, Mexico City and Sao Paulo are on the Microsoft designers' map.

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