In 1957 the Sputnik 1 satellite was seen as a technological marvel, the result of many years work by some of the Soviet Union’s most talented engineers and scientists. But by today’s standards, was it really such a big deal? How hard would it be to build a fully working Sputnik in the comfort of your own living room?
Follow the instructions here and make your own Sputnik!
And while you’re at it, sign up to take the Sputnik Challenge.