Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Fun article from 1959 on Vanguard II

This article, focusing on the cloud cover experiment carried on Vanguard II, makes the interesting prediction that more advanced satellites will make weather forecasts 100% accurate.
We were optimistic about a lot of things in the 50s.

Pat Flannery, who posted this on the newsgroup sci.space.history, also found this link to a cool model kit of the satellite.

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/ProjectVanguardSatellitePage.htm

1 comment:

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