Science and Exploration

The First (Analog) Tweet From Space – In 1968

By Keith Cowing
October 29, 2015
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The First (Analog) Tweet From Space – In 1968
The First Tweet From Space

On October 14, 1968, the Apollo 7 crew became the first to broadcast live from space. Count the characters in their message. 44. A perfect Tweet.
In this photo, Walter M. Schirra Jr. (right) and Donn F. Eisele are seen during the first live television transmission. Schirra is holding a sign which reads, “Keep those cards and letters coming in, folks!” Out of view at left is astronaut Walter Cunningham.

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