Tuesday, July 10, 2012


June 10 and we celebrate 50 years since the very first commercial communications satellite was launched! It could relay telephone calls, images and television pictures.
Back in 1962 that was big enough to warrant an instumental hit. Titled Telstar it was performed by The Tornados and released just five weeks after the satellite flew off into space.

It stopped working February 1963 but is still up there in orbit around the earth.

More on Telstar - the satellite and Telstar - the song.

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