First Manmade Object Lands on Moon

September 13, 1959

Russia launches Luna 2, the first spacecraft to successfully reach the surface of the Moon. Luna 2, a spherical spacecraft with protruding antennae and instrument parts, has scintillation counters, geiger counters, a magnetometer, Cherenkov detectors, and micrometeorite detectors. It carries two steel spheres, … Continue reading

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Xerox 914

September 16, 1959

Xerox releases the first successful commercial plain paper copier during a demonstration at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel in New York, shown on live television. The Xerox 914 will revolutionize office work and forever alter the role of the secretary, who had … Continue reading

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