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Satelloon

  • Aired: 06/21/2010
  • 18:14
  • Rating: TV-G
A radio operator made contact with another radio hobbyist who said he was a NASA engineer. He promised to send a memento of their conversation. Our Florida contributor received a square of metallic fabric, along with a hand-drawn diagram. Piecing together information from the radio exchange and notes on the diagram, our contributor believes this could be a piece of an early space satellite.
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Could this square of metallic material be part of America's first satellite program?
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