In Pictures: Telstar at 50 - The little satellite that launched an industry

50 years ago NASA launched Telstar the world’s first communications satellite

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Telstar’s owner, AT&T, paid NASA $3 million to launch the satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on July 10, 1962. These two souvenir program covers above were postmarked on the launch date according to the Embassy of France.

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