1962

  • 1962.0000 Drake trial message

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    During 1962, Frank Drake sends a 551 character message to colleagues. Barney Oliver was the only colleague to respond with a successful solution.

     

     

     

  • 1962.0000 SETI "top priority"

     

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    SETI "top priority"
    During 1962, in “A Review of Space Research”, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council state that the goal of finding extraterrestrial life “should be acclaimed as the top-priority scientific goal of our space program”.

     

     

     

  • 1962.0200 George Filer sighting

     

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    George Filer sighting
    During February 1962George Filer claims to have seen (visually and on radar) a UFO over England whilst in a KB-50 J tanker aircraft.

    See main entry on George Filer.

     

     

  • 1962.0302 "To Serve Man" episode

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    On 2 March 1962, the “To Serve Man” episode of the Twilight Zone was broadcast. It was based on Damon Knight’s short story of the same title.

     

     

     

  • 1962.0305 Alex Birch photo

     

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    Alex Birch photo
    On 5 March 1962, a UFO photograph was allegedly taken by Alex Birch in Mosborough, near Sheffield, England.

     

     

  • 1962.0322 Lovell on SETI

     

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    Lovell on SETI
    On 24 January 1878, Congressman Emilio Q Daddario asks Sir Bernard Lovell (of the Jodrell Bank observatory, England) and Harrison Brown about SETI. Sir Bernard Lovell commented, “I think that now one has to be sympathetic about an idea which only a few years ago would have seemed rather farfetched”.

     

     

     

  • 1962.0400 Lightsail article

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    Robert Forward proposed using a lightsail in his article “Pluto - the Gateway to the Stars” in April 1962 issue of the magazine “Missiles and Rockets”. The article was reprinted in “Science Digest” in 1962.

     

     

     

  • 1962.0700 APRO on NICAP

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    During July 1962, “The APRO Bulletin” contains an editorial by Coral Lorenzen alleging that NICAP was a lobbying group, heightening the hostility between NICAP and APRO.

     

     

     

  • 1962.0720 Air Force Regulation 202-2

     

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    Air Force Regulation 202-2
    On 20 July 1962, Air Force Regulation 202-2 (“AFR 202-2”) was issued.

     

     

     

  • 1962.1100 Tesla and Marconi revisited

     

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    Tesla and Marconi revisited
    During November 1962, IBM scientists C D Jackson and R E Hohmannpresent a paper entitled “An Historic Report on Life in Space: Tesla, Marconi, Todd” to the Americian Rocket Society meeting on 13-18 November 1962 which considers whether radio signals reported by Nikola Tesla, Guglielmo Marconi and David Todd between 1899 and 1924 “are the result of random noise, electrical leaks, or the effects of various diathermy machines, or whether the signals are authentic”.

     

     

     

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