Dr. Leo Steg

Ronald Reagan’s intro to a 1955 GE reel on the company’s space activities promises a practical assessment of space technology that, in hindsight, is comically understated. (GE sponsors this magazine.) Instead of saying that we would be living in lunar colonies within the decade, Dr. Leo Steg offered the convenience of inexpensive long distance calling, satellite TV and accurate weather forecasting. He also predicted that man would go into space but not until after a long period of testing.

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