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Most people know about the first man-made satellite ever successfully put into orbit, Sputnik 1. But there are other important "firsts" of unmanned spaceflight that we take for granted today. The first solar powered satellite, the first weather satellite, and the first communications satellite. The Soviets had the lead on us in the early space race, but all of these firsts were actually ours. America was the first nation to utilize space for commercial purposes, and it is those applications which filtered down into everyday lives to such an extent that we simply take it all for granted now.

The first television image of the earth from space, the first live transatlantic television broadcast, the first weather forecasts based on satellite data, these were all first made possible by three pioneering satellites which all happen to be going overhead tonight from my location. Vanguard 1, TIROS-1 and Telstar 1. Vanguard 1 was the first solar powered satellite ever launched into orbit, TIROS-1 was the world's first weather satellite, and Telstar 1 was the first active communications relay satellite, which relayed the first transatlantic live broadcast. AT&T, Bell Telephone Laboratories, and RCA were all involved in the construction and operation of these latter two satellites. Tonight I'll be webcasting it on youtube and people all around the world can watch it live all because of what Telstar 1 and its cousins began nearly 52 years ago.

Later I'll also be releasing some high resolution scans from my personal space memorabilia collection of rare original NASA photographs including some of these satellites and their launches, some of which have never before been available online. For tonight though I'm just going to be focusing on actually tracking each of these three satellites in orbit as they fly overhead (weather permitting). Although none of these satellites are operational at this point, they make up some of the oldest satellites still in orbit (Vanguard 1 is the oldest satellite in orbit; Sputnik 1, 2 and Explorer 1 have all burned up in the atmosphere).


Disregard previous link, I can't get into that one to webcast for some reason.

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Most people know about the first man-made satellite ever successfully put into orbit, Sputnik 1. But there are other important "firsts" of unmanned spaceflight that we take for granted today. The first solar powered satellite, the first weather satellite, and the first communications satellite. The Soviets had the lead on us in the early space race, but all of these firsts were actually ours. America was the first nation to utilize space for commercial purposes, and it is those applications which filtered down into everyday lives to such an extent that we simply take it all for granted now.

The first television image of the earth from space, the first live transatlantic television broadcast, the first weather forecasts based on satellite data, these were all first made possible by three pioneering satellites which all happen to be going overhead tonight from my location. Vanguard 1, TIROS-1 and Telstar 1. Vanguard 1 was the first solar powered satellite ever launched into orbit, TIROS-1 was the world's first weather satellite, and Telstar 1 was the first active communications relay satellite, which relayed the first transatlantic live broadcast. AT&T, Bell Telephone Laboratories, and RCA were all involved in the construction and operation of these latter two satellites. Tonight I'll be webcasting it on youtube and people all around the world can watch it live all because of what Telstar 1 and its cousins began nearly 52 years ago.

Later I'll also be releasing some high resolution scans from my personal space memorabilia collection of rare original NASA photographs including some of these satellites and their launches, some of which have never before been available online. For tonight though I'm just going to be focusing on actually tracking each of these three satellites in orbit as they fly overhead (weather permitting). Although none of these satellites are operational at this point, they make up some of the oldest satellites still in orbit (Vanguard 1 is the oldest satellite in orbit; Sputnik 1, 2 and Explorer 1 have all burned up in the atmosphere).


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so how do we watch this webcast at 7pm?




is this the video u posted?
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Very cool stuff

Thanks Dr. A
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Most people know about the first man-made satellite ever successfully put into orbit, Sputnik 1. But there are other important "firsts" of unmanned spaceflight that we take for granted today. The first solar powered satellite, the first weather satellite, and the first communications satellite. The Soviets had the lead on us in the early space race, but all of these firsts were actually ours. America was the first nation to utilize space for commercial purposes, and it is those applications which filtered down into everyday lives to such an extent that we simply take it all for granted now.

The first television image of the earth from space, the first live transatlantic television broadcast, the first weather forecasts based on satellite data, these were all first made possible by three pioneering satellites which all happen to be going overhead tonight from my location. Vanguard 1, TIROS-1 and Telstar 1. Vanguard 1 was the first solar powered satellite ever launched into orbit, TIROS-1 was the world's first weather satellite, and Telstar 1 was the first active communications relay satellite, which relayed the first transatlantic live broadcast. AT&T, Bell Telephone Laboratories, and RCA were all involved in the construction and operation of these latter two satellites. Tonight I'll be webcasting it on youtube and people all around the world can watch it live all because of what Telstar 1 and its cousins began nearly 52 years ago.

Later I'll also be releasing some high resolution scans from my personal space memorabilia collection of rare original NASA photographs including some of these satellites and their launches, some of which have never before been available online. For tonight though I'm just going to be focusing on actually tracking each of these three satellites in orbit as they fly overhead (weather permitting). Although none of these satellites are operational at this point, they make up some of the oldest satellites still in orbit (Vanguard 1 is the oldest satellite in orbit; Sputnik 1, 2 and Explorer 1 have all burned up in the atmosphere).


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so how do we watch this webcast at 7pm?




is this the video u posted?
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ok, i just flipped a burger, I mean, the video on and it will be in about 2 hours from [mark] your watches..


NOW
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Looking Forward to it!

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Disregard previous link, I can't get into it to webcast for some reason. Here is the new one:

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ehh, what's up, doc?
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Awesome again Doc *****
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+5 as always, interesting stuff
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Do you think you could zoom in on 🔛 mars or ceres?

Got error.
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Fake shit - I'm not watching
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Fake shit - I'm not watching
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THIS
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Always enjoy your casts of white dots moving really slow Astro... I know it's like super REAL actual stars and stuff, but damn - I wish something would blow up once in a while in your casts. Maybe CGI in a ufo from time to time? This is GLP afterall. Or a purple dot, that moves slowly, at least.

hf
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Always enjoy your casts of white dots moving really slow Astro... I know it's like super REAL actual stars and stuff, but damn - I wish something would blow up once in a while in your casts. Maybe CGI in a ufo from time to time? This is GLP afterall. Or a purple dot, that moves slowly, at least.

hf
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Not mine..their black & on the go..nice astro...
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Hah… you sure vanguard will still be around?
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Fake shit - I'm not watching
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THIS
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You guys aren't the brightest crayons in the box, are you? This is real. Go ahead, pick a number, 1/60, 1/120, 1/240. I'll set my camera to that exposure level right now, live.
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Always enjoy your casts of white dots moving really slow Astro... I know it's like super REAL actual stars and stuff, but damn - I wish something would blow up once in a while in your casts. Maybe CGI in a ufo from time to time? This is GLP afterall. Or a purple dot, that moves slowly, at least.

hf
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I take it back. I just went to your YouTube channel. 3,222 Subscribers dude, nice! Once upon a time you were talking about your plans to do this in VC, remember? =D

Anyways, to my chagrin, astro has some badass videos in his channel. I wanted something to blow up... here's 3:12 of something consistently exploding:



And "Strength of a Thousand Men" is playing in the background while a giant exploding penis penetrates the earth's atmosphere... sorta poetic.
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Fake shit - I'm not watching
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THIS
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You guys aren't the brightest crayons in the box, are you? This is real. Go ahead, pick a number, 1/60, 1/120, 1/240. I'll set my camera to that exposure level right now, live.
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No takers? Come on, someone pick a number.
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Always enjoy your casts of white dots moving really slow Astro... I know it's like super REAL actual stars and stuff, but damn - I wish something would blow up once in a while in your casts. Maybe CGI in a ufo from time to time? This is GLP afterall. Or a purple dot, that moves slowly, at least.

hf
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I take it back. I just went to your YouTube channel. 3,222 Subscribers dude, nice! Once upon a time you were talking about your plans to do this in VC, remember? =D

Anyways, to my chagrin, astro has some badass videos in his channel. I wanted something to blow up... here's 3:12 of something consistently exploding:



And "Strength of a Thousand Men" is playing in the background while a giant exploding penis penetrates the earth's atmosphere... sorta poetic.
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Thanks! Glad you like it!
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Fake shit - I'm not watching
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THIS
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You guys aren't the brightest crayons in the box, are you? This is real. Go ahead, pick a number, 1/60, 1/120, 1/240. I'll set my camera to that exposure level right now, live.
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No takers? Come on, someone pick a number.
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No takers then. Fine. Don't accuse what you're not willing to back up with proof.
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...

THIS
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You guys aren't the brightest crayons in the box, are you? This is real. Go ahead, pick a number, 1/60, 1/120, 1/240. I'll set my camera to that exposure level right now, live.
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No takers? Come on, someone pick a number.
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No takers then. Fine. Don't accuse what you're not willing to back up with proof.
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Hecklers are a thief! How much time do you allow them to steal from the show?

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Breathtaking! I will never get old to see such a sight!
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Damn, wish I'd seen this earlier. Can someone slap it up somewhere as a podcast?
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Damn, wish I'd seen this earlier. Can someone slap it up somewhere as a podcast?
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The recording is automatically immediately available for playback using the same link and same embedded video.

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Thanks op this is awesome
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