Question by [email protected]: was there anything to go into space prior to sputnik?
hello, of course the russians had to test rockets etc to put sputnic in orbit but did any of their tests actually reach space? i guess my question is was sputnik the first object to reach space? oh by the way, ‘long live Liaka’. thanks a lot
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Answer by Big Daddy
The US had a number of programs prior to sputnik that achieved high altitudes (hundreds of miles). Those would certainly be considered as going into space, but none of them attempted to achieve orbit.
Sputnik was the first orbiting object. I’d have to assume that the Soviet Union had similar preliminary flights as well.
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