In 1970 – The Chang Zheng-1 rocket launched the first Chinese satellite, the Dong Fang Hong-1.
In 1981 – Apple introduced the portable Apple IIc. The machine came with 128 kilobytes of RAM and a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk drive.
In 1990 – The Space Shuttle Discovery launched with the Hubble Space Telescope on board. The following day, Hubble was released into space.