Today in Tech History – – November 3, 2018

1957 – The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2 carrying the first animal ever to enter orbit, a dog named Laika. It would go on to inspire the saddest Jonathan Coulton song ever, “Space Doggity” and the band Laika and the Cosmonauts.

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/sputnik2.html

1973 – NASA launched Mariner 10 towards Mercury. It would become the first space probe to reach the planet.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/history/70s/Mariner10_1973.htm

1992 – Tim Berners-Lee posted a page describing the World Wide Web. It’s the oldest page still served on the Web.

http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/FAQ.html#Examples

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