Tech History Today – Feb. 24

In 1949 – A modified German V-2 ballistic missile launched from White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, reached an altitude of 244 miles, putting it well above the Kármán line. It was the first U.S. rocket to reach “outer space.”

In 1955 – A boy was born to University of Wisconsin graduate students Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah Jandali. He was given up for adoption and taken in by a machinist and his wife in Mountain View, California. They named him Steve Jobs.

In 2011 – The Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from cape Canveral on its final mission.

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