Telstar 50th Anniversary (Session 1)

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Telstar 50th Anniversary (Session 1)
The National Air and Space Museum, in collaboration with the French Embassy, hosted a symposium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Telstar satellite, representing the birth of global telecommunications. The symposium featured three sessions, with historians and experts from industry and government, discussing major aspects of the Telstar project and its impact on the development of global communications. The event also included footage from the original 1962 broadcast, the first global transmission of a television signal. Telstar 1 launched on July 10, 1962 from Cape Canaveral and was the first privately sponsored space-faring mission. It handled a variety of transmissions, including telephone, fax, data, still pictures, and television signals, from several locations across the United States and Europe. Additional information on the program and the history of Telstar, can be found at http://telstar50.org/. Support for this program was provided by Intelsat and France Telecom-Orange.
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42 min 34 sec
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Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences
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Education
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National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum
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2012-12-05T19:34:40.000Z
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