A Beep that Changed the World: 65th Anniversary of Sputnik 1
65 years ago the Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, opening the Space Age and sparking the rapid rise of space technologies that are now part of everyday life.
From the Space Race to today, space historian Kerrie Dougherty uncovers the once-secret story behind the first “artificial moon” and how it opened the way for the satellite networks that now form an infrastructure in orbit, underpinning the modern world. How would Sputnik 1 measure up against a modern satellite? Join us and find out
Hosted by the Australian Space Discovery Centre, the talk will run for one hour, including time for questions. Attend this one-time event in person or online. In-person attendees will also have the opportunity for one-on-one discussion with Kerrie afterwards, as well as exploring everything else the Discovery Centre has to offer.
This session is suited for ages 12 and up.
Australian Space Discovery Centre
McEwin Building, Lot Fourteen, North Terrace SA 5000