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Q: What Major events in 1957 during launch of sputnik?
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What major events happened in the world in 1969?

Many events happened during the year of 1969. Some of these events include congress doubling the salary of the president, nuclear tests in the Pacific Ocean, and Jimmy Hendrix and Pete Townsend's guitar battle.

Did Sputnik take pictures?

To the best of my memory, the first Sputnik was launched as part of the International Geophysical Year programme. I think the first one was just a transmitter (20MHZ & 40MHz (?)) and was a major publicity event. There were no miniaturized cameras then, but the spies no doubt had them, but I certainly don't remember any photos.

What major events shaped the US space program?

World War 2 started it with the German V1 and V2 rocket program. After that it was the start of the Cold War, but the real trigger was the launch of Sputnik 1 by the USSR in 1957. The US feared Soviet domination of space and the ability to launch nuclear weapons from the rockets and space. The Soviets beat the US to launch a living being (Laika the dog) and then a human being into space. Determined not to left behind, the US launched a massive catchup program and then President John. F. Kennedy made a speech setting the goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the 60s decade. In the 70s and 80s, the American Military used the shuttle program to put GPS satellites and other in orbit. A key element of this was to give huge accuracy to its ballistic missiles. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, cooperation with the Russians and other countries increasingly shaped the program.

What are the moon's most major events?

One is the Lunar Eclipse

What happened at Apollo 1?

The Apollo 1 spacecraft was destroyed in a major fire on the launch pad, the three astronauts were killed. It started because of a short in the wire.