Here’s the second poster in the series I’m working on for my Digital Media Studies Master’s Project. I want to cover a fairly broad range of unmanned missions and include countries other than the US, so Sputnik — the world’s first artificial satellite — was an obvious choice for one of them. The rings emanating from Sputnik itself are supposed to represent the radio signal it sent out, which could be detected on the ground by people all of the world. The text is the Russian word in the Cyrllic alphabet.
Did you know that “sputnik” is just the Russian word for “satellite?” It wasn’t a fancy name or title. They just called it what it was — a satellite. Simple and straightforward.
Two down, at least 10 more to go…