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1964 - new system of voice communication via a light beam

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CD 2055074 E&MP7.014

Communications

April 19, 1964

NASA has revealed a new system of voice communication via a light beam that has both space and down-to-earth-potential.

It is called a Retrometer.

The space agency says it can assist astronauts in spacecraft docking operations and provide communication after they land on the bare face of a strange planet.

The Retrometer also may be used in industrial plants or factories, on construction sites, and in theaters and conventions for audience participation. 


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