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557 - The First Satellite Map of California (1851) | Strange Maps | Big Think

How President Zachary Taylor had engineers stuff a hollowed redwood with gunpowder to launch an early color camera above California from Mt. Whitney, 100 years before Sputnik.

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songdawg
Mar. 25th, 2012 04:45 am (UTC)
That's really cool!
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