Subject: 1st Communication Satellite: A Giant Space Balloon 50 Years

From: William Blair (wbblair3@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Aug 19 2010 - 13:36:17 UTC

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    > http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/echo-1-worlds-first-communications-satellite-100818.html
    > 
    > Kevin
    
    Here's a newsreel of that and of one other important anniversary:
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO2LkmBDle4
    
    The general: "Within this capsule, Mr. President, are a great many telemetering equipments and other scientific devices.  However, there is one other package... hey, what is this 70mm film cassette doing in here?"
    
    The story of the flag on Discoverer XIII:
    
    http://www.livefromsiliconvalley.com/space/DISCXIII.html
    
    
    
          
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