Today in 1971, #Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard hit two golf balls while on the moon. Shepard attached a 6-iron golf club to the end of a sample collecting tool. The first landed in a nearby crater. The second was hit squarely, and in the one-sixth gravity of the moon, Shepard said it traveled “miles and miles & miles.” #Space#NASA#GolfontheMoon
"After recently finding old science fiction magazines dating back from the 1980’s, it reignited my childhood memories of my curiosity of our solar system and of limitless imagination. I began researching heavily on NASA missions and came to the realization that the late 1950’s to mid-1970’s were exciting times for new discoveries, for real photographic images of planets and for limitless possibilities. This gave me the incentive to start a personal project named Beyond Earth."
Today in Science History: Dec 26 In 1982, The Man of the Year in Time magazine was a non-human for the first time. A computer received the honour as 1982’s “greatest influence for good or evil.” The article recognized that, “By itself, the personal computer is a machine with formidable capabilities for tabulating, modeling or recording. Those capabilities can be multiplied almost indefinitely by plugging it into a network of other computers. This is generally done by attaching a desk-top model to a telephone line. One can then dial an electronic data base, which not only provides all manner of information but also collects and transmits messages: electronic mail.”