Category: 1971

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Intel 4004, a 4-bit central processing…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Intel 4004, a 4-bit central processing unit (CPU), is introduced to the public on November 15, 1971. (Sources: 1, 2)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke and John…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke and John Young on the lunar rover during a pre-stowage checkout at Cape Canaveral, 2 November 1971.

(NASA)

A groovy future in the year 2000, illustrated by Don Ivan…

A groovy future in the year 2000, illustrated by Don Ivan Punchatz for a Poul Anderson article in Playboy, October 1971.

1971 concept art depicts routes Apollo 15 astronauts might walk…

1971 concept art depicts routes Apollo 15 astronauts might walk if the lunar rover failed to work. (NASA)

Schlieren image of a space shuttle concept model in a wind…

Schlieren image of a space shuttle concept model in a wind tunnel at NASA’s Ames Research Center, 1971.

1971 edition of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip…

1971 edition of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, the book that became Blade Runner. Cover art by Bob Pepper. #scifi

1971 edition of Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris with cover art by…

1971 edition of Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris with cover art by Paul Lehr.

1971 NASA concept art gives us a cutaway view of an astronaut…

1971 NASA concept art gives us a cutaway view of an astronaut working on an experiment inside the Skylab space station.

Soyuz ships dock in orbit, illustrated by David Lawson in a…

Soyuz ships dock in orbit, illustrated by David Lawson in a picture card from Brooke Bond Tea of Great Britain, first issued 1971.

(Victoria & Albert Museum)

A Clockwork Orange, 1971, directed by Stanley Kubrick.

A Clockwork Orange, 1971, directed by Stanley Kubrick.