50 Years Ago, Telstar Debuted Live Video From Space

Jul 23, 2012
Originally published on 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.