EDN Moments

- March 21, 2012

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


Henry Ford is born, July 30, 1863

  • 07.30.2015

On this day in tech history, Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company and former chief engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company, was born. Read More...


NASA is established, July 29, 1958

  • 07.29.2015

On this day in tech history, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 which established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Read More...

Launch plane for private spacecraft unveiled, July 28, 2008

  • 07.28.2015

On this day in tech history, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites revealed the first stage of their commercial launch platform, WhiteKnightTwo, at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, CA. Read More...

1st permanent transatlantic telegraph cable completed, July 27, 1866

  • 07.27.2015

On this day in tech history, the first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable was successfully completed, connecting North America and Europe. Read More...


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

  • 07.23.2015

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...


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

  • 07.22.2015

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...


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

  • 07.21.2015

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...

Apollo 11 makes 1st manned landing on the moon, July 20, 1969

  • 07.20.2015

On this day in tech history, Apollo 11 successfully made the first manned landing on the moon in the Sea of Tranquility taking "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Read More...


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

  • 07.19.2015

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

  • 07.18.2015

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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