52nd Anniversary of Sputnik

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52nd Anniversary of Sputnik

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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.

Please download fullsize to see the full effect

all quotes were sourced here
http://todayinspacehistor y.wordpress.com/great-quo tes/#comment-743

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



great work!

Very good work, can´t say much about the render quality or the image quality cause i don´t know these things that well to criticize
but i found it very motivational, to think about the space, the little progress we have made so far beside the struggle of great people like Gagarin or Goddard.


Great render, highly realistic.


wow... I'm left practically speechless...

i find it intesting that you added quotes

very good work

Really freakin' awsome.

I mostly enjoyed the quote by the Pope, that was a nice touch. Made the picture that much more powerfull.

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3.40 / 5.00

Sep 10, 2009 | 2:19 AM EDT
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