It was on July 10, 1962 that the Telstar communications satellite was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Telstar was the beginning of a new age of communication via telephone and TV, with voice and picture transmission from Europe to America and back. To commemorate the event, an instrumental hit called Telstar by the Tornadoes, made it to number one for three weeks in November, 1962.

Take a listen to the spacey tune  The Tornados - Telstar