communications en 50 Years Ago, Communications Became Global Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Fifty years ago this week, communications went global. July 12, 1962 the Telstar 1 satellite from AT&T became the first commercial spacecraft to beam television images from the United States to Europe.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Technicians in Europe prepare to receive a signal from the orbiting Telstar satellite that opens this new era. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:54:00 +0000 Scott Simon 15757 at