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Anik A1 launching: bridging the gap

Amid feelings of apprehension and anticipation, Canadians looked skyward as scientists launched satellites into the solar system in the 1960s. The primitive satellite program has since evolved into a highly sophisticated network. Canadian scientists have actively taken the lead in this ever-growing industry, transforming our lives with improved telephone, radio, television, tele-medicine and Internet access.

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 Six students from northern Canada witness the launching of Anik A1.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News Special
Broadcast Date: Nov. 9, 1972
Host: George Rich
Reporter: Lloyd Robertson
Duration: 2:11

Last updated: February 25, 2013

Page consulted on November 13, 2014

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