|How did I miss that?
||[Oct. 5th, 2017|10:56 am]
Thanks to Erica, setter of last night's pub quiz, for the reminder that Sputnik 1 was launched on October 4th 1957.
Every day is the anniversary of something, and I do occasionally grumble at the obsessive observance thereof. But the 60th birthday of the space age shouldn't slip by unremarked.
I have a clear memory of walking with my father on a sunny day on Wanstead Flats, while he explained to me what this 'sputnik' thing was, and thinking it was very exciting. I was six at the time, so that clarity of the memory is not to be trusted, but I still think it's very exciting.
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