Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what happened on this date in science history?” If so, you’re in luck! The site Today In Science History is loaded with fascinating science info. For instance, here’s some fun examples from today’s date in history:
Voyager 2: In 1977, NASA launched Voyager 2, on a Titan-Centaur rocket. It was an unmanned spacecraft to explore the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, where it also discovered and photographed many previously unknown moons, rings and other features of the planets. A 12-inch copper phonograph record carried on board contained greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature. Voyager 1 was launched similarly one month later, on 5 Sep 1977.
First animals return from space flight: In 1960,
Telegram: In 1911, the first cable message sent around the world from the
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