Telstar 1 – The Satellite That Changed the World

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It might look like a a prototype for the Death Star but Telstar 1 started the satellite TV age that we now have with the 24/7 rolling news and sports from anywhere in the world, so in this video we look at the 1st privately funded communications satellite and how it changed the world.

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Written, researched and presented by Paul Shillito
Images and footage : Bell Labs, NASA, AT&T,

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Alipasha Sadri
Andrew SMITH
Brian Kelly
Cameron Elliot
Carl Soderstrom
Charles Thacker
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Collin Copfer
Daniel Davenport
Dom Riccobene
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Etienne Dechamps
Florian Muller
George Bishop II
Glenn Dickinson
Henning Bitsch
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Jesse Postier
Jim Early
Jonathan Merage
Jonathan Travers
Ken Schwarz
László Antal
Leifur Thor
Lorne Diebel
Mark Heslop
Paul Freed
Paul Gorlinsky
Paul Hilscher
Paul Shutler
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Samuel Finch
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Steve Ehrmann
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Tim Alberstein
Tomasz Leszczyński
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