First television picture from space, 1960

First television picture from space, 1960

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Caption: First television picture from space. Image obtained by the TIROS-1 weather satellite on 1 April 1960. Launched from the USA, this satellite operated for 78 days and sent back over 22,000 images. These images provided new information on large cyclonic cloud systems, such as hurricanes.

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