Tuesday 17 December 2013

Astronomy Scrapbook Wednesday December 18th 2013

On this Day
December 18th 1958
The successful launch of the SCORE satellite

Project SCORE (Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equipment) was the world’s first communication satellite.  It captured world attention by broadcasting a Christmas message via short wave frequency from U.S. President Dwight D Eisenhower through an on-board tape recorder.

SCORE, finally allowed America to draw level in the technology race with Russia and was a response to the Sputnik satellites.

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