Category: 1980s

A Cray super computer at NASA’s Glenn Research Center,…

A Cray super computer at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, 1989.

Planet Saturn, observed by NASA’s Voyager 1 probe on November…

Planet Saturn, observed by NASA’s Voyager 1 probe on November 16, 1980.

Leonard Nimoy directing on the set of Star Trek IV: The Voyage…

Leonard Nimoy directing on the set of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1987)

Robert Tinney cover art for BYTE magazine, September 1981,…

Robert Tinney cover art for BYTE magazine, September 1981, suggests future computers will be able to read and understand Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

Leonard Nimoy in a publicity still for Star Trek IV: The Voyage…

Leonard Nimoy in a publicity still for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1987)

November 12, 1980 – During Voyager 1’s closest approach to the…

November 12, 1980 – During Voyager 1’s closest approach to the planet Saturn, the space probe captured this image of the moon Rhea from a distance of 73,000 kilometers (45,000 miles).

(NASA)

November 12, 1981 – NASA’s second space shuttle mission begins…

November 12, 1981 – NASA’s second space shuttle mission begins when the orbiter Columbia blasts off from Launch Pad 39A at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

November 12, 1980 – During Voyager 1’s closest approach to the…

November 12, 1980 – During Voyager 1’s closest approach to the planet Saturn, the space probe captured this image of the crater-pocked moon Dione from a distance of 129,000 kilometers.

(NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

November 12, 1980 — NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe makes its…

November 12, 1980 — NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe makes its closest approach to Saturn.

November 12, 1981 — NASA’s second Space Shuttle mission begins…

November 12, 1981 — NASA’s second Space Shuttle mission begins when the orbiter Columbia blasts off from Launch Pad 39A at Cape Canaveral, Florida.