Do you remember this.... [link]
" History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball (58 cm.or 22.8 inches in diameter), weighed only 83.6 kg. or 183.9 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. That launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. "
I vaguely remember this in school...whatever grade a 9 year old would be in. But I am glad to have been born in this age!!!
BTW....it looks great on the desktop!!!
Download is widescreen 2560x1600
Thanks for looking!! tbc