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Space Age turns fifty

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Uploaded on Oct 4, 2007

The world's space community marks half a century since the beginning of the Space Age. Fifty years ago, on October 4, 1957, the Soviet Sputnik - the first-ever artificial satellite -- blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Soviet Union. Sputnik-1 was a simple radio transmitter locked in a steel ball.

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