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Various Artists

Voices Of The Satellites

Label: Smithsonian Folkways, Folkways Records

Format: Custom CD

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

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*2024 stock* On October 4, 1957, the space race was triggered by the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik I, the first human-made satellite to orbit the earth. This recording, produced and narrated by Professor T.A. Benham of Haverford College, chronicles the sounds of the first thirteen American and Soviet satellites launched during the ensuing year. One track features the audible heartbeat of Laika, the first dog in space.

Cat. number: FW06200, FX 6200
Year: 2007
Field recordings introduced by Gordon McLendon. Originally an half-hour recording on a five-inch reel of tape of various signals, produced and distributed from 1958 as Voices of the Satellites. Released by Folkways the same year as part of Folkways Science Series.

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