Science and Teachnology of the 1960's

Timeline created by codyfl
  • First Laser

    First Laser
    Physicist Theodore Maiman uses a synthetic-ruby crystal to create the first laser. Not counting the hours of fun with animals and babies, lasers have gifted humanity with precision tools and guidance systems.
  • First Human in Space

    First Human in Space
    Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. This first mission opens up a "can of worms," or better yet, a shuttle full of astronauts.
  • Patent for vehicle safety belt

    Patent for vehicle safety belt
    Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin receives a U.S. patent for the three-point, lap-and-shoulder, vehicle safety belt. It's considered one of the most important and widespread safety innovations of all time.
  • First kidney transplant

    Thomas Starzl , world-renowned transplant surgeon performed the first human liver transplant. He was a pioneer in kidney transplantation, and medicine.
  • New computer language introduced

    New computer language introduced
    New Computer language. In the predawn hours of May Day, two professors at Dartmouth College run the first program in their new language, Basic. No more 1's and 0's.
  • First commercial communications sattelite launched

    Early Bird (Intelsat I) is launched into synchronous orbit. This is the world's first commercial communications satellite and "live via satellite" is born.
  • Handheld pocket calculator

    The hand-held pocket calculator was invented at Texas Instruments, Incorporated (TI). A new era of laziness has just begun.
  • First human to human heart tranplant

    First human to human heart tranplant
    The world's first successful human heart transplant was performed by Christiaan Barnard on a man called Louis Washkansky in South Africa in 1967, but the patient dies after complications set in. Countless lives to be saved with this breakthrough.
  • Computer mouse

    The invention of the computer mouse by Douglas Engelbart, an American inventor working at the Stanford Research Institute.This was taken as a very small discovery that was a part of a much larger project. Without it, I couldn't do this project.
  • First internet

    The arpanet (first internet) invented.
  • First manned moon landing

    Apollo 11 was the first manned moon landing, touched down. The mission was able to gather physical samples of lunar rocks and soil for analysis back on Earth. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the moon.
  • Artificial heart

    The artificial heart invented. Without this, one of my best friends woulnd't be alive. The same goes for countless outhers.
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    Science and Technology of the 1960's