Thursday, September 08, 2016

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek

It will be possible in a few more years to build radio controlled rockets which can be steered into such orbits beyond the limits of the atmosphere and left to broadcast scientific information back to the Earth. A little later, manned rockets will be able to make similar flights with sufficient excess power to break the orbit and return to Earth. - Arthur C. Clarke (1945)

Revenue for satellite services last year was $127.4 billion… -  New York Times (2016)

Satellite in Space Shuttle 0006

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