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Mon July 23, 2012
Space

50 Years Ago, Telstar Debuted Live Video From Space

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 5:19 pm

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel note that the first satellite to bounce TV pictures from Europe to the U.S. and back was inaugurated 50 years ago on Monday. Telstar allowed live images to be seen instantly on both sides of the Atlantic.