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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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Launch plane for private spacecraft unveiled, July 28, 2008

  • 07.28.2014

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

  • 07.27.2014

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

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Apollo 15 launches with 1st Lunar Roving Vehicle, July 26, 1971

  • 07.26.2014

On this day in tech history, Apollo 15 left Cape Canaveral on route to the moon where it would land four days later and become the first NASA mission to employ a Lunar Roving Vehicle.Read More...

DNA researcher Rosalind Franklin is born, July 25, 1920

  • 07.25.2014

On this day in tech history, Rosalind Franklin, a biophysicist whose research was crucial to understanding the structure of DNA, was born. Read More...

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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