A decade ago today thousands of people stood outside electronics retailers in the bitter cold, waiting for their chance to sell an Xbox 360 on eBay. I blame those killer faceplates.
One minute you’re fooling around in a couple of short-lived space stations that stumble into the atmosphere and burn up, the next you’ve spent a decade and a half with continuous habitation of a major International Space Station. Time flies when you’re outside the gravity well!
On the 20th of December, 1939, the second laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was founded. The facility at Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, California, would later be known as NASA's Ames Research Center after the founding chairman of NACA, Joseph S. Ames—but no one could foresee how iconic…
The official 50th anniversary of Star Trek is in 2016, which will be fifty years from the first airing of Star Trek on television. The Original Series' "The Man Trap" aired on September 8, 1966. But, as memorialized by Leonard Nimoy, the unaired pilot "The Cage" began filming on December 3, 1964.
Twenty years ago this week, dark fantasy series Twin Peaks had become an unexpected hit, garnering 33% of viewers in its timeslot, and was about to air its second episode. Will there ever be another show this popular and weird?
Twenty years ago today, the live-action take on Eastman and Laird's trailblazing indie comic hit the big screen. And you should thank it for changing Hollywood for the geekier.
Today is the anniversary of the launch of the world's first non-governmental satellite, OSCAR (Orbiting Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio) 1. Built for $63 by amateur radio operators, it lasted almost 20 days in orbit and delighted hams worldwide. [Smithsonian]