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Throughout history, we have celebrated the few among us who have dared to go where others have not. Their names remain familiar long after their explorations: Erikson, Magellan, and Cook. Amundsen, Scott, and Shackleton. Peary and Henson. Livingstone. Columbus. Marco Polo. The twelve men who stepped onto the moon ventured farther from home, and faced a greater range of dangers, than all of them.

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Allen died from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2018.
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Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1970-1979 DateCreated: 1974 - State: Zip: Country: USA Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/239-hughes-glomar-explorer Creator:

 

A number of major engineering feats required to complete the tasks for the mission at hand, which were later used in further projects

The Hughes Glomar Explorer was designed to complete the mission of lifting a 2,000-ton Soviet submarine 17,000 feet from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

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2006
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Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1970-1979 DateCreated: 1969 1500 N. McClintock Dr. Tempe State: AZ Zip: 85281 Country: USA Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/252-big-surf-waterpark, https://www.asme.org/wwwasmeorg/media/ResourceFiles/AboutASME/Who%20We%20Are/Engineering%20History/Landmarks/252-Big-Surf-Waterpark.pdf, http://bigsurffun.com/ Creator: Dexter, Phil

The first wave pool in North America to consistently generate 3-5 foot spilling waves suitable for surfing

Big Surf Waterpark uses 15 gates that empty water into a 2.5 acre lagoon with contours that replicate a natural beach. Waves are produced by pumping water to a pre-selected height and released through underwater gates. The water released breaks over a baffle (similar to a natural reef), forming one wave per cycle. Water is recirculated to the lagoon through pumps.

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2013
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Normally night spreads from east to west with the rotation of the earth, but the evening of November 9, 1965, was different. Darkness also spread from north to south. Southern Ontario went dark first, much of New York State a few seconds later, then most of New England, and finally New York City. By 5:28 P.M., thirty million people were stumbling toward any light available. Subways stopped and furnaces chilled, and America briefly lost one-fifth of its electricity. What was the cause?

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Society: IEEE Main Category: Electric Sub Category: Era: 1970-1979 DateCreated: 1974-1982 Lincoln Laboratory Lexington State: MA Zip: 02493 Country: USA Website: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:First_Real-Time_Speech_Communication_on_Packet_Networks,_1974_-_1982 Creator:
In August 1974, the first real-time speech communication over a packet-switched network was demonstrated via ARPANET between MIT Lincoln Laboratory and USC Information Sciences Institute. By 1982, these technologies enabled Internet packet speech and conferencing linking terrestrial, packet radio, and satellite networks.
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2011
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First 500 MeV Proton Beam from the TRIUMF Cyclotron
Society: IEEE Main Category: Electric Sub Category: Era: 1970-1979 DateCreated: 1974 TRIUMF Meson Facility Vancouver State: BC Zip: V6T 2A3 Country: Canada Website: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:First_500_MeV_Proton_Beam_from_the_TRIUMF_Cyclotron,_1974 Creator:

At 3:30 pm on 15 December 1974, the first 500 MeV proton beam was extracted from the TRIUMF cyclotron. Since then, TRIUMF has used proton beams from its cyclotron (and secondary beams of pions, muons, neutrons and radioactive ions produced in its experimental halls) to conduct pioneering studies that have advanced nuclear physics, particle physics, molecular and materials science, and nuclear medicine.

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2010
Image Credit: Courtesy IEEE Image Caption: Staff with the Lower Magnet Assembly of the TRIUMF. Era_date_from: 1974
Society: IEEE Main Category: Electric Sub Category: Era: 1970-1979 DateCreated: 1976 JVC Yokosuka Plant Yokosuka State: Zip: 239-8550 Country: Japan Website: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Development_of_VHS,_a_World_Standard_for_Home_Video_Recording,_1976 Creator: Takano, Shizuo, Shiraishi, Yuma
At the Yokohama Plant of Victor Company of Japan, Limited, a team of engineers headed by Shizuo Takano and Yuma Shiraishi developed VHS (Video Home System) format. They looked ahead to the need for home video tape recorders and embodied their idea in unique inventions. The first model JVC HR-3300 was announced on 9 September 1976. Their basic design with subsequent improvement gained wide customer acceptance.
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2009
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Society: IEEE Main Category: Electric Sub Category: Era: 1970-1979 DateCreated: 1979 High Tech Campus Eindhoven Eindhoven State: Zip: Country: Netherlands Website: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Compact_Disc_Audio_Player,_1979 Creator:
On 8 March 1979, N.V. Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken demonstrated for the international press a Compact Disc Audio Player. The demonstration showed that it is possible by using digital optical recording and playback to reproduce audio signals with superb stereo quality. This research at Philips established the technical standard for digital optical recording systems. This event marked the start of the worldwide development of consumer digital optical recording and reproduction equipment, obtainable by the peoples of the world for a low price.
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2009
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In August 1974, the first real-time speech communication over a packet-switched network was demonstrated via ARPANET between MIT Lincoln Laboratory and USC Information Sciences Institute. By 1982, these technologies enabled Internet packet speech and conferencing linking terrestrial, packet radio,… Read More

The first wave pool in North America to consistently generate 3-5 foot spilling waves suitable for surfing

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A number of major engineering feats required to complete the tasks for the mission at hand, which were later used in further projects

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