Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fun fact: On This Date In Science History

Telstar
by Anasalialmalla
On July 10th, 1962 at Cape Canaveral, Florida the first active communications satellite was launched into geosynchronous orbit. The Telstar 1 was pioneered by AT&T and enabled the relay of telephone and television signals between Europe and the United States. This satellite successfully provided the first transatlantic television feed. The first scheduled broadcast was remarks by President John F. Kennedy. However, the first actual broadcast, which filled the lead in time before the Presidents remarks, was a short segment of a baseball game at Wrigley Field between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies.