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By Vulch (Thu Oct 04, 2007 at 01:16:56 AM EST) Rocket full of satellite, History, Before I were a lad (all tags)

At 19:28:34 UTC on the 4th October 1957, a Soviet R7 Semyorka rocket launched from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR to put the first satellite in orbit.

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