The first passive reflector communications satellite, Echo I, 1968

The first passive reflector communications satellite, Echo I, 1968

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Vintage silver gelatin print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

[NASA 68-H-110], caption on verso

[NASA caption] Gleaming  Globe: The first passive reflector  communications satellite, Echo I, an inflatable 100-foot globe of aluminium coated mylar plastic, covered more than a billion miles in its almost eight years in space. From its launch on 12 August, 1960 until its long career ended on 28 May, 1968, it was easily visible to the unaided eye over most of the Earth. Echo I is believed to have been seen by more people than any other man-made object.

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