Tim Berners-Lee made the first proposal for a World Wide Web on March 12, 1989

On March 12, 1989, the English computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee sent a document to his colleagues at CERN titled “Information Management: A Proposal”. This proposal concerned the management of general information about the particle accelerators and experiments at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). In the proposal, …

Covid-19 was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020

Covid-19, the highly-contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. Today’s (March 11) story of what happened this day in Science, Technology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration history.

Pioneer 5 was launched on March 11, 1960

Nicknamed “Paddle-Wheel Satellite”, NASA’s Pioneer 5 probe was launched on March 11, 1960, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Today’s (March 11) story of what happened this day in Science, Technology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration history.

The First US Spacewalk (June 3, 1965)

On June 3, 1965, NASA astronaut Edward Higgins White II (November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967) made history and executed the United States’ first spacewalk during the Gemini 4 mission. The first US spacewalk lasted 23 minutes, beginning over the Pacific Ocean and ending over the Gulf of Mexico.

Apollo 13: “Houston, We’ve Had a Problem”

“Houston, we’ve had a problem” (see notes 1 below this post) is the now-famous phrase radioed from Apollo 13 to Mission Control upon the catastrophic explosion that dramatically changed the mission. On the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, NASA recognizes the triumph of the mission control team and the astronauts and looks at …

Complete descent and landing of Apollo 11 [July 20, 1969]

Apollo Flight Journal channel published a detailed video that shows every second of the complete descent and landing of Apollo 11, the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon on July 20, 1969. The video combines data from the onboard computer for altitude and pitch angle (you can see both altitude and pitch angle …

The First Tweet from Space was posted on May 13, 2009

On May 13, 2009, NASA astronaut Michael J. Massimino composed the first tweet from space as he and the crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis zoomed to rendezvous with the Hubble Space Telescope. Massimino wrote, “From orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard, & enjoying the magnificent views, the adventure of a lifetime …