When Alouette 1 -- the first satellite designed and built by Canadians -- was launched on Sept. 29, 1962, it rocketed Canada into the space age and paved the way for future satellites.

On Wednesday, more than 30 of the engineers, scientists and teletype operators behind that fateful launch gathered at the Communications Research Centre on Carling Avenue for the unveiling of a new plaque commemorating the launch as a national historic event.  Read more at the Ottawa Citizen.

Alouette-1 commemorative plaque

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