What 15 Groundbreaking Inventions Looked Like When They First Came Out

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The Soviet Union launched the first satellite, Sputnik I, in 1957.

Sputnik, I was about the size of a beach ball and orbited the Earth in 98 minutes. Its launch set off the space race between the US and the Soviet Union.


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Motorola developed the first handheld cell phone in 1973.

The cell phone was the size of a brick and took 10 hours to recharge.


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The first website went live on August 6, 1991.

Designed by Tim Berners-Lee, the site provided information on the World Wide Web project.

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