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The year 2007 is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1, which took place on 4 October, 1957.
 2007 is also the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the International Geophysical Year, which has provided a very effective mechanism for international scientific collaboration. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the Treaty on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
In a joint initiative of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) invites you to a special event celebrating these anniversaries.
This event is being organised in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), and ESA.

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Russia is celebrating Space Troops’ Day on Wednesday.
The launch of the world’s first satellite on October 4, 1957 ushered in an era of space exploration, including for military purposes. Space Troops were created on June 1, 2001. Before that the country’s space security was ensured by Space Rocket Defence Troops and Military Space Forces, which were part of the Strategic Rocket Forces.

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The first man-made satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched in October 4th 1957.

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This day 48 years ago the Russians launched the first artificial satellite from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan which demonstrated the technological superiority of Communism…

The launch of Sputnik in 1957 marked the start of the space age.

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-- Edited by Blobrana at 11:18, 2005-10-04

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