Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sputnik

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launching of the first artificial Earth satellite, the Soviet Sputnik. There is a reasonably thoughtful article on Sputnik and the Space Age in the Washington Post, but I think it rather underestimates the longer-term impact, presuming, of course, that there is a longer term for humanity.

Next up, on October 13th: the 700th anniversary of the arrest of the Templars!

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