TIROS receiving station
That early fax machine, cooked up by the Signal Corps Research and Development Laboratory, "transmitted a high quality picture to its destination in just four minutes," the Army says. "As a result, the first pictures from TIROS were on the President's desk shortly after they were received from the satellite, and he personally released the information to the world."
October 4, 2010 11:00 AM PDT
Photo by: U.S. Army
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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