Video Trailer for the Historic TIROS Satellite Dish
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    Informational video about the past, present and hopeful future of the TIROS Satellite Dish, a National Historic Landmark. Produced and Directed … Read More
    Informational video about the past, present and hopeful future of the TIROS Satellite Dish, a National Historic Landmark. Produced and Directed by Stephen Fowler and Kris Knight; Screenplay and Narration by Stephen Fowler; Filmed and Edited by Kris Knight; Audio Production by Dave Fowler; Archive footage courtesy of NOAA; Music: "Rising Sunset" by Echo Movement Read Less
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In 1960, the top-secret Army Base in Wall Township, NJ known as Camp Evans was ground station for TIROS-I, the world's first successful Earth-observing weather satellite. This would allow for the first time a live feed of images of the Earth from space. The historic launch of TIROS-I took place on April 1, 1960 in Cape Canaveral, FL.
 
{NOAA video of TIROS press release in 1960}
 
Today, more than 50 years later, we have come to realize the significance and impact of this grand achievement in science, engineering and communication. Weather prediction gives advanced warning to prepare from devastating storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and typhoons, saving millions of lives.
 
The TIROS program was a major success for NASA only two years after the agency formed, so successful that it eventually expanded to create the vital Earth-observing work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
 
InfoAge Science History Museum is hoping to restore this National Historic Landmark to once again communicate with satellites and explore deep space. Our mission? To preserve, educate and honor scientific innovation, and inspire new generations of thinkers, dreamers, and visionaries.
 
Infoage and its partners are currently raising funds to restore the original TIROS Satellite Dish to operational status, and eventually create a NASA-style control room and exhibit to serve the community as a learning resource and honor the incredible history that took place here.
 
Infoage relies on the support from the community to continue its mission. Please help support the museum by going to Infoage.org/donate