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How Pacific Island Missile Tests Helped Launch the Internet


Charles Herzfeld, Kwajalein Atoll

ARPAs Charles Herzfeld (center, in white shirt) and other military researchers visit the Kwajalein Atoll for missile defense tests.

Credit: Charles Herzfeld

There are a thousand stories about the origin of the internet, each with their own starting point and their own heroes. Charles Herzfeld's tale began in 1961 on a series of tiny islands in the South Pacific.

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