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Founded in 1962, BellComm, the Bell System's little-known subsidiary, worked closely with NASA for 10 years on the Apollo space program, but ceased to operate as a company in 1972. This film outlines the vital contributions to the American space program by BellComm scientists and engineers, who were some of the cream of the crop borrowed from Bell Labs and other Bell projects. Their achievements included mapping the moon for the right landing site, setting the communications structure, and other extensive scientific recommendations.

Interestingly enough, BellComm's original program proposed for Apollo four phases of moon study, including a full 13 moon landings for research purposes.

Footage courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center, Warren, NJ

Release date: 02/28/2011

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