1970s commemorative Soviet metal pin of Sputnik 1 (спутник 1). It was the 1st artificial Earth satellite. Launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit by the USSR on 4 October 1957 as part of the Soviet space program, it orbited for three weeks before its batteries died and then orbited silently for two months before it fell back into the atmosphere on 4 January 1958.
items may come with minor flaws due to pre-loved wear. we are advocates of buying used and hope you can appreciate this unique piece and its character. items are pre-cleaned if needed and any major flaws will try to be noted.