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How Pacific Island Missile Tests Helped Launch the Internet


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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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