QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About The Soviet Union?

In 1957, the Soviets launched the world’s first satellite. What was it called?

A full-scale replica of a Soviet satellite is on display in a Russian museum.
Retry Correct Incorrect Sputnik 1 was the first-ever artificial satellite. Soviet physicists began working on it in 1954, code-naming it “Object D.” Although it’s famous now, few people outside of the USSR noticed Sputnik’s launch.
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In 1957, the Soviets launched the world’s first satellite. What was it called?

  • Vanguard 1
  • Explorer 1
  • Sputnik 1
  • Kosmos 1
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