Space Horizons

Telstar-1 by Brixton Doyle

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Artist Statement

"Telstar-1 was not only the first experimental active communications satellite to orbit the Earth, it was the first commercial space launch. Built by Bell Labs for AT&T and launched by NASA, it transmitted the very first telephone calls, fax images and television feeds across the Atlantic. If its pattern of solar cells looks vaguely familiar, the ubiquitous black and white-panelled soccer ball we all know was named after it. Though not operational, it still orbits the Earth today." - Brixton Doyle

Graphic Designer, Educator.

About Space Horizons

Space Horizons is a new collection of mission patch designs for your favorite past, present and future missions to help engage a new generation in the excitement of extending humanity’s reach beyond Earth. Proceeds support Space Horizons, an innovative non profit that promotes interest in STEM education for minority and female students in underserved communities.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.