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Full Scale Custom Sputnik-1 Model
Full scale, custom-built model of the Sputnik-1 satellite. Polished metal sphere 23 inches in diameter consisting of two hemispheres joined, with four external antennae, each made from three pieces joined, two antennae measuring 9 feet 7 inches, and two measuring 10 feet long; minor abrasions or discoloration to metal.
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An impressive, faithfully produced full-scale model of the Sputnik-1 satellite. Sputnik-1 first orbited Earth on October 5, 1957 and was visible all around the Earth. Its surprise flight gave birth to the American sputnik crisis, and launched the space race. 

Space Exploration

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New York