there will be a live webcast to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Telstar.
- Thursday, July 11th between 1:30 and 4pm EST (1730-2000 UT) there will be
a live webcast to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Telstar.
The National Air and Space Museum's Space History and Education divisions,
in collaboration with the French Embassy, will host a symposium to
commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Telstar satellite, representing the birth
of global telecommunications.
The symposium will be presented in two parts. The first is a half-hour
satellite television connection between the Museum and the Pleumeur-Bodou
Telecommunications Museum in France to commemorate the first global transmission
of a television signal. Speakers include Secretary of the Smithsonian
Wayne Clough and French Ambassador to the United States François Delattre.
The second part of the symposium features three sessions, with historians
and experts from industry and government, discussing major aspects of the
Telstar project and its impact on the development of global communications.
The event also will include footage from the original 1962 broadcast.
Telstar 1 launched on July 10, 1962 from Cape Canaveral and was the first
privately sponsored spacefaring mission. It handled a variety of
transmissions, including telephone, fax, data, still pictures, and television
signals, from several locations across the United States and Europe.
Additional information on the program and the history of Telstar, is a
vailable on a _website_ (http://telstar50.org/) developed by the Embassy of
Be sure to Check SMECC MUSEUM TELSTAR GOODIES
[ _John Pierce / Telstar_ (http://www.smecc.org/john_pierce1.htm) ] _A.
C. Dickieson_ (http://www.smecc.org/a__c__dickieson.htm) ] _James Early /
TELSTAR_ (http://www.smecc.org/james_early___telstar.htm) ] _Memorabilia
/ TELSTAR_ (http://www.smecc.org/memorabilia___telstar.htm) ] _Telstar
Broadcasts_ (http://www.smecc.org/telstar_broadcasts.htm) ] _W.J.Bray -
UK_ (http://www.smecc.org/w_j_bray_-_uk.htm) ] _K.D. Smith Bell Solar
(http://www.smecc.org/k_d__smith__bell_solar_batteries_telstar.htm) ] _TELSTAR - Joe Meek_ (http://www.smecc.org/telstar_-_joe_meek.htm)
] _Eugene O'Neill - TELSTAR_
On the 11th see the Live Webcast or the archive later at below link
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