This is a tribute to the launch of the first man made object into space that actually orbitted. Sputnik1 was launched 10/4/57
in a low elliptical orbit. Now even tho this was a achievement by the russians it does not mean it was only them. Humans have endeavored to explore space and sputnik was the first piece of history making material to ever get away from earth and orbit. I find this to be very special and deserves to be commemorated.
I have personally selected the quotes in this image to help support the true meaning of sputniks launch and what it did for all of humanity on its arrival to space.
this was rendered using Kerkythea for
1 days, 5 hours, 11 minutes and 58 seconds and was rendered to render pass 191
All of this was made using free software and resources
Background used for the reflection on the craft provided generously by SIBL Archives. Image used was the Milkyway http://www.hdrlabs.com/si bl/archive.html