Technology in the 1970's

Timeline created by CS3189
  • Unix Time

    Unix Time
    Unix Time is a system of describing points in time. It started on midnight of January 1, 1970. It counts seconds in Coordinated Universal Time
  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13
    Apollo 13 lifts off. During its flight to the moon, a malfunction causes the astronauts to turn around back to the Earth. All members survived, but they never reached the moon
  • TEA Co2

    TEA Co2
    Dr. A. Jacques Beaulieu in 1970, invented a laser called 'TEA Co2' with the help of a research team from the defense forces.This laser, used in gas lasers, needed high power.
  • Apollo 14

    Apollo 14
    Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the American Apollo program, and the third to land on the Moon. It was the last of the "H missions", targeted landings with two-day stays on the Moon with two lunar EVAs, or moonwalks
  • Apollo 15

    Apollo 15
    Apollo 15 is the 9th manned mission in the Apollo program. It is also the fourth mission to the moon. It was also the first mission to use a Lunar Roving Vehicle
  • Computer Space

    Computer Space
    Computer Space is a video game created in !971. It was the second coin-operated game made. It was never commercialy sold
  • Laser Printer

    Laser Printer
    The original laser printer called EARS was developed at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center beginning in 1969 and completed in November, 1971.The Xerox 9700 Electronic Printing System, the first xerographic laser printer product, was released in 1977.In 1938, Chester Carlson invented a dry printing process called electrophotography commonly called a Xerox, the foundation technology for laser printers to come.
  • Apollo 16

    Apollo 16
    Apollo 16, the tenth manned mission in American Apollo space program, was the fifth mission to land on the Moon and the first to land in a highlands area. Launched on April 16, 1972, it was a J-class mission, featuring the program's second Lunar Roving Vehicle; and brought back 94.7 kg of lunar samples
  • Atari

    Atari
    The Atari is founded. It is the creator of Pong. It also created the Atari 2600
  • LCD

    LCD
    James Fergeson created the first panel in the USA. However, LCD was discovered in 1888 by Freindrich Reinitzer. He discovered it my extracting cholesteral from carrots
  • Apollo 17

    Apollo 17
    Apollo 17 was the last mission to the moon. It remains the most recent visit to the moon by any country. It is also the most recent below Earth orbit
  • X-24B

    X-24B
    The x-24b proves that an unpowered airplane-like space craft can re-enter the atmophere with a horizontal landing. It lead to the landings of the Space Shuttle. It had a total of 36 test flights
  • Black Box

    Black Box
    In 1973 the first Black Box playback started. It is a mechanism to record flight information. This system was established at the Ottawa airport in Canada.
  • Maze War

    Maze War
    Maze War, one of the earliest first-person shooters, was ported to a number of computer systems. It was the first to feature balistics. It was also the first to feature RPG's
  • Altair 8800

    Altair 8800
    The Altair 8800 is created by Microsoft. It is credited for leading to the microcomputer revolution. It has an 8-inch floppy discs
  • Apple

    Apple
    The Apple Computer company is founded. It releases the Apple-1, a circut board for the computer. It did not include a moniter or a keyboard
  • Compact Disc

    Compact Disc
    The first demonstration of the CD. In Sept of 1978, it played a 150 minute movie. It had a 16-bit resolution
  • Voyager 2

    Voyager 2
    Voyager 2 was launched August 20, 1977. It discovered outer gas giants. It also discovered the Uranus and Neptune planitary systems
  • Voyager 1

    Voyager 1
    Voyager 1 launched September 5, 1977. Its purpose is to explore outer planets. Its exploration spans 34 years, 1 month and 26 days as of today.
  • Pioneer 11

    Pioneer 11
    Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn. It also flew through the astroid belt. Due to power constraints, the probe has been lost since 1995
  • 1G

    1G
    the first network for mobile phones is set up in Japan. It mainly covered the Tokyo metropolitan area. It was created by NNT