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T.S. Lowe Ascent
Society: AIAA Main Category: Aerospace & Aviation Sub Category: Frontiers of Knowledge Era: DateCreated: 1861 National Mall at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum Washington, D.C. State: Zip: Country: USA Website: https://www.aiaa.org/uploadedFiles/About_AIAA/News_Room/BalloonHistoricSite.pdf Creator: Lowe, T.S.

T.S.C. Lowe’s Observation Flight

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Image Credit: Image Caption: View of balloon ascension. Prof. Thaddeus Lowe observing the Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks from his balloon "Intrepid" on the north side of the Chicahominy. Era_date_from:
First Television Broadcast in Western Canada
Society: IEEE Main Category: Electric Sub Category: Era: 1950-1959 DateCreated: 1953 CBC Broadcasting Site, Mount Seymour North Vancouver State: BC Zip: V7G 1L3 Country: Canada Website: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:First_Television_Broadcast_in_Western_Canada Creator: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

On 16 December 1953, the first television broadcast in Western Canada was transmitted from this site by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's CBUT Channel 2. The engineering experience gained here was instrumental in the subsequent establishment of the more than one thousand public and private television broadcasting sites that serve Western Canada today.

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Image Credit: Image Caption: Era_date_from: 1953
First Radio Astronomical Observations Using Very Long Baseline Interferometry
Society: IEEE Main Category: Electric Sub Category: Era: 1960-1969 DateCreated: 1967 Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory Caleden State: BC Zip: V0H 1K0 Country: Canada Website: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:First_Radio_Astronomical_Observations_Using_Very_Long_Baseline_Interferometry Creator:

On the morning of 17 April 1967, radio astronomers used this radiotelescope at DRAO and a second one at the Algonquin Radio Observatory located 3074 km away to make the first successful radio astronomical observations using Very Long Baseline Interferometry. Today, VLBI networks span the globe, extend into space and continue to make significant contributions to both radio astronomy and geodesy.

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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/bulliver (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: The Radiotelescope at DRAO Era_date_from: 1967
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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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: 1890-1899 DateCreated: 1890 Institut Catholique de Paris Paris State: Zip: 75006 Country: France Website: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Discovery_of_Radioconduction_by_Edouard_Branly,_1890 Creator: Branly, Edouard
The discovery of the radioconduction is a phenomenon which revolutionized the means of communication. It is at the origin of the development of the TSF (Télégraphie Sans Fil, or wireless telegraphy). As a member of the French Academy of Sciences (it gains vis-a-vis Marie Curie), Branly received international recognition. No more than about fifteen years separate the first wireless transmission across a few meters (1890) from the first transatlantic communication (Marconi, December 1901).
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Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia Image Caption: Edouard Branly Era_date_from: 1890
Society: AIAA Main Category: Aerospace & Aviation Sub Category: Research Era: 1940-1949 DateCreated: 1946 4455 Genesee Street Buffalo State: NY Zip: 14225 Country: USA Website: https://www.aiaa.org/uploadedFiles/About_AIAA/News_Room/Cornell_PR2010.pdf Creator: Wright Brothers, Curtiss, Glenn

Tracing its history to the earliest days of powered flight – to the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss – the site began as the research laboratory of the Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Company. After World War II, it was donated to Cornell University, and in January 1946 opened its doors as the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory. Nearly every military aircraft and space vehicle developed in the United States from the end of World War II until the present day has been tested at the facility, now known as Calspan.

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Image Credit: Image Caption: Ronald Patterson, a Cornell Aeronautical Labs technician, poses with a prototype of the lab's famous "man-amplifier" concept in 1961. Era_date_from: 1946
Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station
Society: AIAA Main Category: Aerospace & Aviation Sub Category: Aerospace Era: 1960-1969 DateCreated: 1967 Apollo Road ACT State: ACT Zip: 2620 Country: Australia Website: http://intranet.aiaa.org/industryresources/PDF/AustraliaHistoricSitesPR.pdf, https://www.honeysucklecreek.net/images/AIAA/AIAA_Booklet_HSK-ORR-TID.pdf Creator: NASA

Established between 1967, the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, along with the Tidbinbilla and Orroral Valley sites, supported NASA’s Deep Space Network, Manned Space Flight Network, and Spacecraft Tracking and Data Acquisition Network. The stations played a key role in supporting the Apollo 11 moon landing, with the Honeysuckle Creek facility providing the first historic pictures of man walking on the moon on July 20, 1969 (July 21st in Australia), as well as providing voice and telemetry contact with the lunar module.

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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/wxwhyz (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station Era_date_from: 1967
Orroral Valley Tracking Station
Society: AIAA Main Category: Aerospace & Aviation Sub Category: Aerospace Era: 1960-1969 DateCreated: 1965 LOT 8 Orroral Rd Tennent Cree State: ACT Zip: 2620 Country: Australia Website: https://www.aiaa.org/HistoricAerospaceSites/, https://www.honeysucklecreek.net/images/AIAA/AIAA_Booklet_HSK-ORR-TID.pdf Creator: NASA

Established 1965 the Orroral Valley Station, as well as the Honeysuckle Creek (1967) and Tidbinbilla (1965) sites supported NASA’s Deep Space Network, Manned Space Flight Network, and Spacecraft Tracking and Data Acquisition Network. The stations played a key role in supporting the Apollo 11 moon landing, with the Honeysuckle Creek facility providing the first historic pictures of man walking on the moon on July 20, 1969 (July 21st in Australia), as well as providing voice and telemetry contact with the lunar module.

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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Percita (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Orroral Valley Tracking Station Era_date_from: 1965
Tidbinbilla Tracking Station
Society: AIAA Main Category: Aerospace & Aviation Sub Category: Aerospace Era: 1960-1969 DateCreated: 1965 Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Paddys River State: ACT Zip: 2620 Country: Australia Website: https://www.aiaa.org/HistoricAerospaceSites/ Creator: Menzies, Robert, NASA

Established 1965 the Tidbinbilla Tracking Station, as well as the Honeysuckle Creek (1967-1981) and Orroral Valley (1965-1985) sites, supported NASA’s Deep Space Network, Manned Space Flight Network, and Spacecraft Tracking and Data Acquisition Network. The stations played a key role in supporting the Apollo 11 moon landing, with the Honeysuckle Creek facility providing the first historic pictures of man walking on the moon on July 20, 1969 (July 21st in Australia), as well as providing voice and telemetry contact with the lunar module.

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Image Credit: Original Image: Public Domain (NASA) Image Caption: Tidbinbilla Tracking Station Era_date_from: 1965
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1910-1919 DateCreated: 1914 Louisville State: KY Zip: Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/water-transportation/-247-belle-of-louisville, http://files.asme.org/asmeorg/Communities/History/Landmarks/22719.pdf Creator: James Rees & Sons
The Belle of Louisville, built in 1914, is the oldest operating “western rivers” steamboat. It has the shallow-draft flat-bottom hull braced by hog-chain trusses, multiple fire-tube boilers, paddlewheel propulsion, and superstructure configuration that were characteristic of hundreds of steamboats that plied America’s rivers during the 19th and 20th centuries
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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Bailey Visual Life (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Belle of Louisville, still in operation Era_date_from: 1914
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