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Maine and the Space Age

Earth Station, Andover, 1962

Earth Station, Andover, 1962

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Maine Historical Society

Andover, Maine, was an unlikely location to make space-age history.

Nevertheless, the Oxford County community of 762 people with a smattering of small businesses became known world wide on July 11, 1962 when the Telstar satellite, launched a day earlier, sent and received signals from the Andover Earth Station.


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