Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Today In History: Moving pictures from outer space.

On this day in 1962, a little ball not quite three feet in diameter, spinning high above the Earth's surface, relayed the first live television broadcast across the waters of the Atlantic.

5 comments:

BobG said...

I remember it well.

GeorgeAtl said...

I hate to sound like an old fart, but I watched that live broadcast too!!

DirtCrashr said...

Telstar! My parents limited our TV watching (and comic books, and...you name it, there was censorship) and to this day maintain a palpable disdain for anything other than "educational" TV. We did see the moon landing.

Ed Foster said...

And we had to listen to that friggin' electromusic instrumental for six months afterward.

T.Stahl said...

"That's impossible! Our Germans are better than their Germans!"