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Sputnik, revisited

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  • Member since
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  • From: USA
Sputnik, revisited
Posted by Matthew Usher on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11:40 AM

Some of you may remember that I scratchbuilt a Sputnik I replica for a film-production company a few months ago. Here's a shot of it just before completion (in my backyard):

It's finally made its small-screen debut. The model appears in the two-hour PBS documentary "The Boomer Century, 1946-2046" which debuted a couple of weeks ago.

It shows up in the first 20 minutes or so, in a 1950s-themed display behind the host. 

Blink and you'll miss it, but for what it's worth, that's my model!


Matt @ FSM 


  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Newport News VA
Posted by Buddho on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11:41 AM

Congrats, Matt!

  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Peoples Socialist Democratic Republic of Illinois
Posted by Triarius on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11:58 AM

Congratualtions, Matt! In your, and Sputnik's honor:

Make a Toast [#toast]

From the song Surprise! by Leslie Fish:

Beep beep, boop boop, Hello there! (Gazhupa!)
Sputnik sails giggling through the sky (Hai! Hai! Hai!)
Red flags, red faces, jump in the race as
The space age begins with a surprise. (Surprise!)

The project wore out, and spiraled back to Earth;
 On re-entry it burned up very soon.
 Hail and goodbye to that upstart of the sky --
 And in twelve more years a man walked on the Moon!

Ross Martinek A little strangeness, now and then, is a good thing… Wink


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