Today in Tech History – – July 20, 2018

1960 – In a first for missiles, a Polaris A1 test vehicle was successfully launched from the USS George Washington submarine off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

http://www.public.navy.mil/subfor/underseawarfaremagazine/Issues/Archives/issue_55/StratDeter.html

1969 – In a first for humans, Neil Armstrong and Edwin A. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. successfully landed the Lunar Module “Eagle” on the surface of the Moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission and became the first humans to ever set foot on Earth’s satellite.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo11.html

1976 – In a first for robots, the Viking 1 lander successfully set down on on Mars in the Chryse Planitia and performed its mission.

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/viking.html

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