Sputnik didn't humiliate the US; it triggered the space race and heightened Cold War tensions.
Sputnik I went into low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957 and provided information on the density of the upper atmosphere, and basic information about the ionosphere.Sputnik II went into orbit on 3 November 1957 carrying the first (intentional) living passenger, a part Samoyed terrier named Kudryavka (Koo-dri-yav-ka, meaning "Little Curly"), who was later renamed Laika (Li-ka, meaning "Barker"). PS-2's mission was to gather biological information about Laika, to survey via Geiger counters charged particles in the upper atmosphere, and to read ultraviolet and x-ray emissions and cosmic rays with the onboard spectrometer.
Well, a major disadvantage or problem, of using satellite television services, is that whenever inclement weather occurs, a television set that is connected to a receiver that receives its signal from a DirecTV Satellite Television OR Dish Network Satellite Television Satellite Dish, glitches up.
The name comes from Afrikaans/Dutch spelling of rhebok, a type of African antelope or gazelle. The company, founded in 1895, was originally called Mercury Sports but was renamed Reebok in 1958.
He pushed for improvements in science education. The whole country was shocked that the Russians were able to put up the first satellite. The rockets used to launch satellites could also be used in military application, so that fact caused concern.
Sputnik I orbited Earth for about 3 months before decaying into Earth's atmosphere and burning up. Sputnik I burned up over 50 years ago.
Yes, Sputnik 1 orbited the Earth over 1000 times