The scientific tourist #129 — Sputnik 1, here, there, and very nearly everywhere!

Sputnik 1 may have been launched 50+ years ago, but it sure still gets around! Actually, since it had a pretty simple structure, and since its flight was so ground-breaking, it shouldn’t be any surprise that models of it are hanging in museums all over the place.

Up first, a model at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamagordo, New Mexico:

Next, a copy hanging next to one of Explorer 1 in Seattle’s Museum of Flight:

Finally, the copy in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.:

As you can see, it was quite the lanky thing…

This entry was posted in History, Sci / Tech Tourism, Space, Technology and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.