|Replica of Sputnik 1 was the first satellite put up into space on October 7, 1957. Launched from the Baikinur COSMODROME, it was in orbit for 3 weeks. It was a 23 inch diameter polished sphere.|
The Newbrook Observatory (a designated historic building) was built in Newbrook, Alberta, Canada by the Stellar Physics Division of the Dominion Observatory and operated as a space observatory from 1952 until 1957  The observatory was equipped with a Super-Schmidt Meteor Camera, one of only six built by the Perkin-Elmer Company used to observe meteors. One of the observatory resident scientists, Art Griffen, was the first in North America to photograph the Sputnik 1 satellite (less than a week after its launch).
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