6. A pretty fun topic to write about is . But remember: WRITE ABOUT A TOPIC THAT YOU CAN DISCUSS IN DEPTH. The atomic bomb, Sputnik, or gunpowder are topics that fit this theme. Other choices include the astrolabe, aqueducts, and the printing press.
In USSR a scientific team started to work on a 1,0- 1,4 ton satellite packed with all kind of scientific equipment. While the R-7 missile was ready for testing, the development of the large satellite (later known as sputnik 3) was far behind schedule – and in the end Korolev decided that the rocket team should design their own smaller satellite (sputnik 1).
Sputnik was successfully launched 4 October 1957, from what is now known as Baikonur Cosmodrome. Sputnik 1 was a 58 cm sphere filled with pressurized nitrogen. It carried four antennas and two radio transmitters (20.005 and 40.002 MHz). It burned up upon re-entry on 4 January 1958.
The succesfull launch of the Soviet satellite was a major shock to the Western world – and a big propaganda victory for the USSR. Therefore it also marks the start of the space race between USA and USSR.
But Sputnik Chick's origin story is Debbie's own from her childhood in a space race-obsessed immigrant family in rustbelt Niagara, to a radioactive love affair with a young John Kendal in a burnt-out candy store nicknamed Postapocalyptica, and a destiny to prevent World War Three by hopping from her own timeline to ours.