Today in Tech History – November 9, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1967 – NASA launched a Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 4, a test craft launched from Cape Kennedy. It was the first launch in the Apollo program and the first time using the Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center.

http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/apollo/apollo-4/apollo-4.html

1979 – The NORAD computers detected a massive Soviet Nuclear Strike. Thankfully raw data from satellites were reviewed along with early warning radar, proving it was a false alarm. A technician had loaded a test tape but failed to switch the system status to “test”. Oops!

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb371/

2004 – The Mozilla Foundation released Firefox 1.0. It featured tabbed browsing and a popup blocker.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/press/mozilla-2004-11-09.html

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