This week, back in 1962 – The Telstar Communications Satellite relayed the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
In 1968 – Robert Noyce, Andy Grove and Gordon Moore incorporated Intel, a company they built on production of the microprocessor. The component that has allowed computers to increase in speed and decrease in size.
In 1969 – Neil Armstrong, pilot of the lunar spacecraft, the “Eagle”, made the first footsteps on the surface of the moon and spoke that famous phrase. The words spoken by Armstrong gave instant impact to the drama of watching human beings reach something so far away so successfully.
In 1983 this week – The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT scan was published.
Back in 1997 – Apple Computer announced a new operating system for its Macintosh computers, OS 8. An important move at a time when Apple’s upper-level management and profits were experiencing significant problems, the new operating system offered new features such as easier integration of the Internet and a three-dimensional look. Immediately after the announcement, the software earned positive reviews from users.
And this week in 2011 – Space Shuttle Atlantis landed in the early morning hours at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, after completing its 13-day mission. This landing signaled the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle program.