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The International Sputnik Day 2007
A participatory event
On October 4th, 1957 the Soviet Union launched the worlds' first satellite, named Sputnik - companion of the earth. You are invited to participate in a global party to commemorate the advent of the first truly global radio transmitter and the predecessor of many technological developments which benefit humankind.
Why? – Might be found in the Sputik-Gazette which will be produced in 2007 only, or in the Sputnik-Manifesto.
How? – It's up to your imagination. Invite friends for a festive dinner, produce a radio transmission, create a Website using the newest technologies, organize a public commemorating demonstration – all in honor of the Sputnik – and let me know, so it can be collected on this website.
The participants created events in Budapest, Chatillon, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dartington, Dortmund, Frankfurt am Main, Helsinki, Huntsville, Leipzig, Ljubljana, Lisabon, Liverpool, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York City, Porto, Riga, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Seattle, Toronto, Wiesbaden – find the program and documentation here.
contact: sputnik at irmielin.org
Updates for Events related to the Sputnik anniversary, but not necessarily part of the International Sputnik Day, can be found at the Blog (archived version).
The Sputnik Manifesto
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