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History Quiz - week of Oct. 15

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Last week's answer:

On October 4, 1957, the USSR achieved what space "first"?  On that date, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man-made satellite, into orbit.  A month later, on November 3, 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik II, carrying the canine passenger Laika (Barker), and became the first to launch a biological specimen into space.  The U.S. launched its first man-made satellite, Explorer I, on January 31, 1958.

This week's question:
On October 1, 2000, the wing assumed control of what satellite from the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization?

Responses to the quiz questions can be emailed to the 50th Space Wing Historian.




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