Dawn of the Space Age
Full-Dome, Flat Screen. 3D/2D 39min. 4K
For centuries humans have dreamed of conquering space and soaring through the heavens and for centuries so it has remained, just a dream. But in the twentieth century the phenomanal growth of science and technology created an unprecendented opportunity to make these dreams come true and they did come true, here in the steppes of Kazakhstan when a train from the industrial revolution pushed it successor to its launch pad, a new revolution began the torch had been passed on. In the future people will look back on this day as the beginning of a new Era. The day mankind learned how to leave the Earth, October the 4th 1957: The Dawn of the Space Age. The Soviet Union launched an object named Sputnik, higher and faster then anything else before. It reached such a tremendous speed, that the Earth curved away before gravity could pull it back to the ground. Freefalling around the Earth without any rocket power, made Sputnik into Earth's first artificial satellite. Radio amateurs around the world could pick up its signal. Besides beeping it didn't do much. The main thing Sputnik was saying to the World was: I'm here !