"Communications in Space" Exhibit, Museum of History and Technology

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Interior view, "Communications in Space" exhibit at Museum of History and Technology, now known as National Museum of American History, featuring examples of the first eight communication satellites, including West Ford.


  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity


  • PSD No. X3381
  • Satellite received from U.S. Air Force and the Lincoln Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder 03A, Image No. SIA_000095_B45_F03A_001

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1964
  • Between July 1964 and July 1966

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Color photographs

Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F03A_001]

Physical description

8 x 10;

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