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NASA | TIROS-1: The Forecast Revolution Begins (50th Anniversary)

April 1, 1960: the world's first experimental weather satellite, TIROS-1, was launched. Within three months, TIROS-1 generated over 23,000 images of earth and its atmosphere, providing an unprecedented perspective from above and revolutionizing weather forecasting. This is an historical overview of TIROS-1, its legacy and, ultimately, the birth of remote earth observation as we know it today. Read more about 50 years of watching weather from space: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/apr/HQ_10-072_TIROS1_Anniversary.html Like our videos? Subscribe to NASA's Goddard Shorts HD podcast: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/iTunes/f0004_index.html Or find NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nasa.gsfc Or get tweeted by us: http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard
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