TIROSNASA and the United States Weather Bureau launch the sixth experimental TIROS weather satellite, TIROS-6. Launched specifically to allow for better detection of storms during the 1962 Atlantic hurricane season, TIROS-6 has a full workload within days of launch as Hurricane Daisy forms in the Caribbean Sea and makes its way to New England. TIROS-6 finally provides a successful test for NASA’s attempts to keep a weather satellite in service for long-duration missions, lasting over a year in orbit.

Out Of This World: The Tycoons

Out Of This WorldBritish broadcaster ABC airs the 13th and final episode of science fiction anthology series Out Of This World. Adapted by Bruce Stewart from a story by Arthur Sellings, the story stars Ronald Fraser and Jill Curzon, and is introduced by Boris Karloff. This episode no longer exists in the archives, and is the final episode of the series. Out Of This World story editor Irene Shubik, a protege of Sydney Newman, will join Newman at the BBC and become both story editor and producer of a similar science fiction anthology, Out Of The Unknown.

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