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Old October 23 2013, 10:25 PM   #55
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Re: I really Like "Carbon Creek"

Wiki indicates it was launched 4 October 1957, signal transmissions ended 22 days later when the batteries wore out, and it burned up on 4 January 1958.

I know Telstar was visible with the naked eye. We were leaving a church service one night in 1962 or 1963, and saw it moving across the sky.
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