Friday, January 27, 2023

Telstar: Communication Break-through by Satellite (1962)


Sorry to skip a week, it may happen again next week.

Here is a straight history book of an current (at the time) and wonderful event in global communication. We has lost track of how satellites have changed our lives and made the earth a smaller place. It is a little dull in content but I like the period photographs and the excitement of a coming age of earth orbiting satellites.

Solomon, Louis. Telstar: Communication Break-through by Satellite. New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc. (64 p.) 1962.

First image transmitted by Telstar

Imagine a network of 50 satellites allowing 2400 telephone calls at once. Who could imagine such an outrageous and impossible future?

1 comment:

  1. You missed the easy soundtrack: