On that day, Canada became the third country to have a satellite in space.
An interview with one of the people who worked on it can be found at:
It starts after 36:40.
More about Alouette 1 is at:
http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/alouette.asp http://www.crc.gc.ca/en/html/crc/home/alouette/alouette http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1962-049A http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alouette_1
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