Thursday, 4 October 2007

Fifty years ago today ...

... Sputnik went "beep, beep, beep", and the world changed.

It's Space Week from 4-10 October in celebration; there is probably a series of events on near you.

Normally, I only post on the planetary programme, but of course Sputnik was the public beginning of human effort in space, so it's only right to join in the party.

Happy birthday ...

UPDATE: There is an article in The Australian today on a push to establish an Australian space programme.

2 comments:

Moffitt the Prophet said...

Is the Australian space industry on it's proverbial knees? I heard in the media that our one and only satellite has gone crazy?

Bruce Yabsley said...

Hey Matt. I seem to have missed that news item. Have you got a link to it? (A quick search on the SMG site didn't help me.)