In 1959 – Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the Moon, was launched by the U.S.S.R.
In 1979 – Software Arts was incorporated by founders Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston for the purpose of developing VisiCalc, the world’s first spreadsheet program.
In 2004 – NASA’s Stardust spacecraft successfully flew past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples it brought back to Earth 2 years later.
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