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Product: Christmas Decoration
sputnik tree ornament   (+18, -1)  [vote for, against]
Christmas tree ornament shaped like the first artificial satellite

Now that the cold war is over, let's relax a little and celebrate humanity's space travel achievements with this charming 1:10 replica. Beeps optional.
-- jutta, Jan 10 2001

(?) Resistance is Futile
Because nothing says 'Holidays' like assimilation. [blahginger, Jan 10 2001]

Hallmark Star Wars ornaments
One of these? [jutta, Jan 10 2001]

Cow Parade http://www.funtocol...m/cowsonparade.html
Interesting cows! Mooo!! [delmar12920, Jun 30 2002]

Model http://www.aviapres...wonekit.htm?AER-016
This looks like a model of the Sputnik rocket, rather than the orbiter [hippo, Jul 01 2002]

(?) Model
Make your own Sputnik orbiter out of a styrofoam ball and some dowels [hippo, Jul 01 2002]

Go for the Mir version. One that doesn't need taken down, it just decays and eventually falls to earth.
-- Kettch, Jan 11 2001

Cool. I know people who would go for a whole set of space and astronomy ornaments. They wouldn't both waiting for a tree, though.

Actually, the already-popular rounded ornaments that have a concavity on one side resemble a Vostok/Voskhod with the hatch blown.
-- centauri, Jan 11 2001

Several series of Hallmark Anglo-American-oriented space ornaments already exist -- for example, Star Wars, Star Trek, and NASA (including Apollo 11 moon buggy and astronaut) -- but so far no Long March booster (though the ornaments are made in China) and no festive red-star-adorned USSR capsules. (Oh, wait, the red star didn't mean Christmas, did it...? Never mind...).
-- whatsbruin, Sep 02 2001

[+] <seasonal churn>
-- FlyingToaster, Dec 18 2009

Spy satellites to watch over the Christmas presents under the tree would be good too. (How coincidental... I was going to post "Spy Baubles" as a new idea later this week, but this is as good a place to leave it) [+]
-- xenzag, Dec 18 2009

The Sputnik ornament should circle the base, while a moon with LEM sits atop the tree.

Who said the Cold War is over?
-- phoenix, Dec 18 2009

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