Remembering Telstar

Remembering Telstar

Tuesday Jul 10 Read more: Radio World

In today's world where pizza pan-sized satellite antennas delivering hundreds of television channels are as common as starlings on rooftops of homes, businesses, and even RVs, few recall a time when receiving video from space was just a dream. Fifty years ago - July 10, 1962 - that dream became a reality in a big way with the successful launch and activation of Telstar I and people from all nations of the earth taking notice as the United States, France and England exchanged television programs in real time for the first time.  GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY NEGLECTED? Half a century tends to dull memories and little is planned in the way of commemorating this once momentous event.

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