Mikhail Tikhonravov came up with and planned the Sputnik Project. And so work Begun!
The Soviet Union announces the Sputnik Project plans to everyone.
The Council of Ministries, a part of the Soviet government, approved the Sputnik Plans.
The USSR sent Sputnik 1 of 2 into space.
The USSR sent Sputnik 2 of 2 into space.
Laika, the dog in Sputnik 2, dies 4 days after launch due to the cabin over heating. R.I.P Laika, may your legend live on forever!
After 92 days in orbit, and 1400 trips around Earth, Sputnik 1 decays and dies.
After 162 days in orbit, and 2500 trips around Earth, Sputnik 2 Decayed, died, then reentered Earths atmosphere.