What 15 Groundbreaking Inventions Looked Like When They First Came Out
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.
Motorola developed the first handheld cell phone in 1973.
The cell phone was the size of a brick and took 10 hours to recharge.
The first website went live on August 6, 1991.
Designed by Tim Berners-Lee, the site provided information on the World Wide Web project.