Today in History
April 01, 1960
NASA launches TIROS-1 (for Television Infrared Observation Satellite) from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Operating for 78 days, it is the first weather satellite that will collect useful data and give scientists a new perspective on the earth's cloud cover.
Today's Feature History Article
Nash, a science reporter, discusses her most thrilling weather experience, and her fascination with the scariest forces of nature.
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