Life size model of the first Russian Sputnik, UNNY135G, 1959, USSR
Title

Life size model of the first Russian Sputnik

Gift ID: 
135G

Model of the first sputnik, an artificial earth satellite, The Sputnik was launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957 and completed 1,400 revolutions of the earth before disintegrating in the atmosphere on 4 January 1958.  The stainless steel model suspended from the ceiling of the public lobby is a symbol of the scientific and technical achievements of mankind in the exploration of outer space.  The model was presented by the USSR on 4 December 1959.

 

Location (Building): 
General Assembly (GA)
1st Floor
Donor Country: 
USSR
Donation Date: 
December 4, 1959
Medium: 
artifact
Categories: 
Model