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Celebrations Begin Today With Start Of World Space Week
2012-10-04 11:54:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today marks the beginning of World Space Week, a celebration of the contributions of space, science and technology. World Space Week was originally declared by the United Nations Generally Assembly resolution back in December 1999. The week runs from October 4 through October 10, coinciding with special historical space exploration dates. On October 4, 1957, the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched....

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