Telstar 1

View of Telstar 1 on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
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Launched on July 10, 1962, Telstar 1, developed by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), was the world's first active communications satellite. AT&T used the satellite to test basic features of communications via space. It is now on display at the museum in Washington, DC, in the “Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.”


Eric Long


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