Monday, July 20, 2009

Today in Computer History

Today in Computer History
On this day
… in 1969 – Apollo 11, known as the greatest technological achievement of all time took place and we celebrate its 30th anniversary today. Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon communicated with us here on earth saying his famous phrase “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

…in 1976 – The first robot on Mars, Viking 1, landed there seven years after Neil Armstrong’s maiden flight. The Viking 1 and its predecessors returned information and pictures of the planet giving us a glimpse into “life” on Mars…even if there was no actual life.

Sources:
Apollo 11 30th Anniversary
http://history.nasa.gov/ap11ann/introduction.htm

Computer History Museum
http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/

In His Service,
AvaByGrace

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