Space Sept 23 1962 The Jetsons premieres

"The Jetsons" initially aired on ABC on September 23, 1962. The Jetsons are a fictitious family who reside in Orbit City with their dog Astro.

George Jetson, the family's father, works for a company called Spacely Space Sprockets and commutes to work in a flying saucer-shaped vehicle.

The plot is set in 2062, and there are plenty of futuristic and high-tech gadgets, such as a robotic maid named Rosie.

The event was a huge hit and has influenced how people envisage the future for decades.

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Hanneke Weitering is a editor with ten years of expertise in science writing.

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