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Artificial Satellite

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By ahermin   |   
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October 4, 1957:
The Russians launched the first artificial satellite from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan which demonstrated the technological superiority of Communism (actually more of a propaganda pain for the US). They equipped the Sputnik with transmitters to broadcast on frequencies at 20 and 40 MHz so everyone will know it's up there.
The United States was shocked. Senator Lyndon Johnson said the Russians have jumped way ahead of us in the conquest of space. "Soon, they will be dropping bombs on us from space like kids dropping rocks onto cars from freeway overpasses!*" [*from a movie that dramatized the emotional impact of that day]. Everyone in the United States were constantly reminded that the Russians were well on the way in conquering space and newspaper headlines, "REDS ORBIT ARTIFICIAL MOON" and "SOVIET SATELLITE CIRCLES GLOBE EVERY 90 MINUTES".
Image size
3888x2592px 2.55 MB
Shutter Speed
10/400 second
Focal Length
21 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 17, 2007, 5:46:32 PM
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KirlianCameraProfessional Photographer
you have been featured [link]
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wow, the clouds are spectacular. :+fav:
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blip...blip...blip...blip... :)
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Very surreal, nice work.
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nice interpretation :)
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You always get me. I'm surprised every bloody time I see a new one of your hatchlings.

It goes "mmmm pretty ... eh? ... what the fuck?! ... ahhh .... or wait? .... ooouh ... nice"

There's a pic by Gilad called boxed in that I'm reminded of. Do you know it? ([link]).
It makes use of the same mind-fuck technique that catches me off guard everytime. The two of you should date.

morwo's avatar
when you started to look at it closer you become lost :P (if you know what i mean :o -- sorry for my eng.)
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