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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 28, 2012
Telecommunications history  (1 Answer)

During July, are there any planned commemorative events planned around the 50th anniversary of the launch of Telstar I and its early successes? I am particularly interested in the first satellite transmission of color TV from Goonhilly, Cornwall in the UK to Andover, Maine, in the US on 17 July 1962, as I plan to be in DC for a Telstar forum on 12 July and would need another couple days to drive to Andover. Thanks for any help which anyone is able to provide.
Currently my itinerary is to drive from Charlotte to DC late on the 11th as I am attending a dinner honoring the amazingly long tenure of my college track and cross country coach that evening. By the time the DC forum is over, I expect to be very tired and would like to get a very good night's rest before heading for what I anticipate to be a wonderful part of Maine which I have not previously visited.

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