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Sputnik souvenirs, 1958
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 27, 2019
Ernie Weatherall ©Stars and Stripes
Brussels, Belgium, June, 1958: The Soviet Union was understandably proud of Sputnik I, the first artificial Earth satellite, and that led to a heavy Sputnik presence in that nation's exhibits and souvenir stands at the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels, Belgium. Here, fair-goers peruse a collection of models of the satellite that was sent into orbit by the Soviets on October 4, 1957.