Geek Fact for November 5th

In 1967
, NASA launched the ATS-3 communications satellite.

The ATS-3 satellite provided emergency communications links during the 1987 Mexican earthquake and the Mt. St. Helens volcano eruption and supported the Apollo moon landings with real-time TV transmissions for broadcasting by Radio Caracas in Venezuela.`

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  1. I must be getting real old – because I used to work with UNIVAC Keypunch machines and 80 clolumn card program sorters. Gee this equipment is in Museums now …