The Communications Satellite Telstar was launched by NASA atop a
Delta rocket on July 10, 1962 from Cape Canaveral. It successfully
relayed the first publicly available live transatlantic television signal
from space on July 23, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. That first public broadcast
featured CBS’s Walter Cronkite, NBC’s Chet Huntley in New York,
and the BBC’s Richard Dimbleby in Brussels. The first pictures were
the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.