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Published on Oct 23, 2014
In June 1967, for the first time in human history, 400 million people across the globe watched the same live TV show thanks to the power of satellite broadcasting. Find out how satellites have transformed our lives in our new Information Age gallery, opening 25 October 2014 http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/infor....
Fourteen different countries contribute to the BBC’s Our World live broadcast, with millions of viewers watching everything from babies being born in Japan to cities waking up in Australia. IT’s made possible by 3 satellites in geostationary orbit, which can send and receive signals from almost any place on Earth. The Beatles even write and play a specially-commissioned song, ‘All you need is love’ to capture the programme’s spirit of peace and togetherness.
Two years later, the whole world sat down and watched television together again. This time half a billion people watch as humans walk on the surface of the moon.
Discover how satellites have transformed our lives in our Information Age gallery, which tells the story of how our lives have been transformed by information and communication technologies over the last 200 years. Visit http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/infor... or follow the conversation online via #smInfoAge to find out more.