Echo 1 and Telstar
John R. Tenopir
December 2, 2012
I vaguely remember Sputnik and Explorer, but I do remember Echo 1 and Telstar. With Echo 1, we went outside to see this balloon in orbit in SE Nebraska, and with Telstar, it was "Live via Satellite." Then, being able to see, hear, and read about Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. And the really big treat, was to go adult space camp in '87. The only thing that could beat that, would be to go to space on a mission.
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