Happy Space Age Day!

It was 50 years ago today, Comrade Kruschev taught the world to listen to the beeps of an orbiting satellite. They haven’t gone out of style since then, and they’ve raised smiles, and frowns. They’ve allowed us to look at ourselves and to learn about our planet and its (and our own) fragility.

So, here is to Sputnik 1 and the start of the Space Age!

Let’s celebrate by looking at some del.icio.us links.