MAN-MADE OBJECT IN SPACE
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What was the world's first man-made object in space?
It would be easy to say it was Sputnik 1, but that may not
prove to be true.
One question is 'exactly where does space
NASA will acknowledge you as an astronaut if you
reach 50 miles above Earth, however 75.76 miles is generally accepted as the
boundary of space.
On October 04 1957 Soviet Sputnik 1
reached heights varying from 124 to 584 miles. Sputnik 1 transmitted beeps from
space and was the first man-made object that reached space and could not be
On August 26 1957 a Soviet ICBM was claimed to
reach an altitude of 815 miles, but the claim could never be confirmed.
In the 1950's, during a nuclear bomb test a camera caught the velocity of a
manhole cover being shot into the air and calculated that it had enough velocity
to reach space, but again this was not confirmed.
10 1946 a German V2 rocket used by the US Navy reportedly reached an
elevation of 107 miles and should be considered the first man-made object in
There is one other contender left that should be
During WWI the Germans used some pretty big guns
and apparently the 'Paris Gun' had enough bang to shoot artillery out of Earth's
atmosphere. The actual heights were disputed but these artillery shell just
might have been the first man-made objects in space.
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