To: All staff and associates
From: Telstar Logistics Office of Launch Control and Human Resources
Re: Telstar 1 Anniversary
On this day in 1962, our corporate namesake, the Telstar 1 telecommunications satellite, was launched into orbit. For those of you who weren't here last year to take part in our employee orientation, you can review the history and significance of Telstar here and here.
For your convenience, we are also making available this vintage Telstar launch footage from 1962, for those of you who prefer to watch moving pictures:
For everyone else, remember that today is a paid holiday, so enjoy your time off as we celebrate Telstar I, America's heroic "Tower in the Sky."
That is all.
-- The Executive Team
(IMAGE: Top, Telstar 1 launch souvenir. Photo from the Southwest Museum of Engineering, Communications and Computation.)