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EDN Moments

- March 21, 2012

Review the moments in tech history important to engineers with the EDN Moments blog.

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Cape Canaveral begins operations, July 24, 1950

  • 07.24.2014

On this day in tech history, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) officially began operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket. Read More...

Telstar 1 makes live trans-Atlantic TV broadcast, July 23, 1962

  • 07.23.2014

On this day in tech history, the first live trans-Atlantic satellite television broadcast took place and was made via the Telstar 1 satellite. Read More...

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Mariner 1 destroyed due to code error, July 22, 1962

  • 07.22.2014

On this day in tech history, the Mariner 1 probe heading toward Venus had to be destroyed after veering off course due to equipment failure and an error in coded computer instructions. Read More...

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Atlantis lands, ending the space shuttle program, July 21, 2011

  • 07.21.2014

On this day in tech history, America’s 30-year-old space shuttle program was formally discontinued when shuttle Atlantis completed its 33rd and final mission, landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Read More...

Farewell dossier proves US tech and research stolen, July 19, 1981

  • 07.19.2014

On this day in tech history, documents collected by an engineer turned spy proved the Soviets had been stealing American technological research and development. Read More...

Intel is founded, July 18, 1968

  • 07.18.2014

On this day in tech history, Intel was founded by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore who left Fairchild Semiconductor to do so. Read More...

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Laser pioneer Gordon Gould is born, July 17, 1920

  • 07.17.2014

On this day in tech history, Gordon Gould, a physicist who played a major role in inventing the laser, was born. Read More...

Apollo 11 launches, July 16, 1969

  • 07.16.2014

On this day in tech history, NASA’s Apollo 11 left Earth on a mission that would see the first humans walk on the moon. Read More...

1st American jet passenger airliner flies, July 15, 1954

  • 07.15.2014

On this day in tech history, the first American jet passenger airliner prototype, the Boeing 367-80, took flight. Read More...

Mariner 4 flies by Mars, July 14, 1965

  • 07.14.2014

On this day in tech history, American space probe Mariner 4 passed within 6,200 miles of the Red Planet, capturing the first close-up images of the Martian surface. Read More...

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