History Detectives

Satelloon

Clip: Season 8 Episode 1 | 18m 14s

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.

Aired: 06/20/10

Rating: TV-G

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