Today in Tech History – – August 27, 2018

1962 – NASA launched the Mariner 2 unmanned space mission to Venus.

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1962-041A

1989 – The first direct-to-home TV satellite launched from Cape Canaveral. Marco Polo I delivered the British Satellite Broadcasting service to homes in the UK.

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1989-067A

2003 – Fairbanks, Alaska got the world’s biggest UPS backup. The city hooked up the world’s largest storage battery, built to provide an uninterrupted power supply of 40 megawatts.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/3312118/Worlds-biggest-battery-switched-on-in-Alaska.html

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