1962 – NASA launched Relay 1. The satellite was developed by RCA and was the first active repeater communications satellite in orbit. Relay 1 was also the first satellite to broadcast television from the United States to Japan.
1967 – The French prototype Concorde 001 was rolled out in Toulouse, France (the British 002 prototype was not quite finished in Bristol). The joint British-French venture and the world’s first supersonic airliner, took two more years of testing and fine-tuning the powerful engines before it made its maiden flight.
And this week in 1968 – Douglas Engelbart gave what became known as “The Mother of All Demos”, publicly debuting the computer mouse, hypertext, and the bit-mapped graphical user interface.