Technology in the 1970's

Timeline created by CS3189
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
1970 2 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
1970 4 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
600px tea laser circuit 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.
201px apollo 14 insignia 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
201px apollo 15 insignia 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
Computerspace Computer Space Computer Space is a video game created in !971. It was the second coin-operated game made. It was never commercialy sold
250px hp laserjet 4200dtns 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.
201px apollo 16 logo 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
160px atari logo svg Atari The Atari is founded. It is the creator of Pong. It also created the Atari 2600
220px lcdneg 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
1970 5 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
300px x 24b flying 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
320px blackbox svg 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.
200px 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
220px altair 8800 computer 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
125px apple logo 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
500px compact disc svg Compact Disc The first demonstration of the CD. In Sept of 1978, it played a 150 minute movie. It had a 16-bit resolution
290px voyager Voyager 2 Voyager 2 was launched August 20, 1977. It discovered outer gas giants. It also discovered the Uranus and Neptune planitary systems
290px voyager 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.
1970 3 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
100px ntt logo svg 1G the first network for mobile phones is set up in Japan. It mainly covered the Tokyo metropolitan area. It was created by NNT