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Saturday, July 14, 2012

50 Years Ago, Communications Went Global

On July 12, 1962, AT&T's satellite Telstar 1 became the first commercial spacecraft to beam television images from the United States to Europe. But the satellite soon began to malfunction. Cold War radioactivity scrambled its instruments. Host Scott Simon talks to engineer Walter Brown, who helped build the satellite.

1 comment:

Eric Raba said...

So much has happened in this field in the last 50 years! It's amazing to see how far it has come.