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968.30 hours is about two-fifths as long as The First spaceflight (Sputnik).
In other words, it's 0.440 times the length of The First spaceflight (Sputnik), and the length of The First spaceflight (Sputnik) is 2.30 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Sputnik 1, a.k.a. Спутник-1, a.k.a. "Satellite-1", a.k.a. Простейший Спутник-1) (1957) (total time in orbit)
Launched from Kazakhstan in 1957, Sputnik was the first artificial satellite placed into orbit around Earth, where it remained for 2,200 hours. During its voyage, it traveled about 70,000,000 km (43,495,983.46 mi), completing an orbit of the planet every 1.60 hours.
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