Today in Tech History – – May 10, 2018

1946 – The US launched its second V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground, which became the first successful launch of a large rocket on US soil. The rocket climbed straight up then pitched to the north reaching an altitude of 71 miles and impacted about 35 miles uprange.

http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/449089main_White_Sands_Missile_Range_Fact_Sheet.pdf

1960 – The nuclear-powered USS Triton submarine arrived in Groton, Connecticut, after completing the first completely submerged circumnavigation of Earth.

http://www.navalhistory.org/2011/05/10/uss-triton-circumnavigates-the-globe

2011 – Google announced its Open Hardware Platform and the Google Music service which would eventually become Google Play Music.

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/05/google-releases-movie-rental-service-announces-music-service-in-closed-beta.ars

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