Monday, October 04, 2010

Today's Devereaux Nuggets

October 4 ~

In 1905 Orville Wright pilots a flight lasting 33 minutes, 17 seconds and covering 21 miles; the first flight to last longer than 30 minutes. Learn more about the history of aeronautics @ your library.

Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched in 1957, beginning the space race. Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Exlpore more about Sputnik @ your library

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