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The TIROS 1 Satellite Transmits the First Television Picture from Space (April 1, 1960)


On April 1, 1960 the first Television InfraRed Observation Satellite (TIROS 1), the first successful low-Earth orbital weather satellite, was launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral, Florida. That day the satellite transmitted the first television picture of the earth from space.