Sputnik 1


Sputnik poster

Sputnik 1 poster

Sputnik 1 was launched on the 4 October 1957. It was the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite ever shot into space. The beautiful Russian poster above was produced to celebrate the successful flight which caused a crisis in the USA and ignited the space race. The Sputnik launch marked the start of the space age.

Sputnik graphic

Sputnik graphic

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