How long have we been launching things into orbit?

Answer According to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the USSR launched Sputnik, the first orbital satellite, on October 4, 1957. The United States did not launch its first successful orbital satellite, Expl... Read More »

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How long does Orbit gum last?

Orbit gum is a brand of gum made by Wrigley. It claims to offer a refreshing flavor in the mouth with a "just brushed clean feeling." Wrigley's does not specify a time, but the flavor lasts about 2... Read More »

How long does it take for the moon to orbit the sun?

The moon orbits the earth, and the earth orbits the sun. Therefore, the moon's orbit around the sun coincides with the earth's orbit around the sun. According to the National Aeronautics and Space ... Read More »

How long was Sputnik in orbit?

Launched Oct. 4, 1957, Sputnik 1 was a Soviet satellite which orbited Earth for 92 days. The launch of the satellite, which was roughly the size of a beach ball, signaled "the start of the space a... Read More »

How long does it take mercury to orbit sun?

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. It takes 87.969 days for Mercury to complete its orbit around the Sun or approximately one-quarter of the time it takes for the Earth to complete its orbit... Read More »