Daily Archives: July 11, 2012

Call for Abstracts – American Society for Gravitational and Space Research Conference – Deadline August 15, 2012

NOVEMBER 28th – DECEMBER 2nd, 2012

The American Society For Gravitational And Space Research (ASGSR) is pleased to announce the 28th annual meeting and Call for Abstracts for the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research. The meeting will take place November 28th – December 2nd, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place.

Make plans to join an international community of scientists and technologists to discuss gravitational and space research. We anticipate a program of unusual breadth, variety and integration with emphasis on space research and technology in physical phenomena and biological sciences. Symposiums are planned to discuss interfaces between biological and physical sciences, space health issues from the flight surgeon’s perspective, and gravity related issues in life support systems. Along with technical sessions on science and technology, the Center for the Advancement of Space (CASIS) will conduct an informative workshop scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

Students are welcome to submit an abstract and attend the conference at reduced rates. A student poster competition (cash awards) will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012.

For more information on the meeting and how to submit an abstract, go to the ASGSR Web site at http://www.asgsr.org

50 years after Telstar: How Space Age spawned communication age – Cosmic Log

50 years after Telstar: How Space Age spawned communication age - Cosmic Log

Telstar 1, launched 50 years ago on July 10, 1962, was the world’s first commercial communications satellite.

50 years after Telstar: How Space Age spawned communication age – Cosmic Log.

50 years ago, on July 10, 1962, NASA launched the very first commercial satellite – Telstar 1.  The satellite relayed a trans-Atlantic TV signal on July 12, 1962, marking the beginning of the global communications network we all rely on today!

While Sputnik 1 (launched by the Soviet Union October 4, 1957) was technically the first communication satellite in orbit, its communication functions were very limited – transmitting radio signals identifying speed and location data.

So as you watch your favorite TV show or talk with your friends on your cell phone, thank NASA, AT & T, and Bell Laboratories!

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