Today in Tech History: July 30 Video
Today in Tech History: July 30 Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Molly Wood. It's July 30, 2008, and here's what happened today in technology history. On this date in 1971, the Apollo 15 mission landed the first lunar rover onto the moon. The battery-powered rover could travel at 11 miles per hour. Speaking of slow cars (just kidding!), it was today in 1990 that the first Saturn automobile rolled off the assembly line. Interesting side note: even though the company's logo represents the planet Saturn, it was actually named after the Saturn rocket that took American astronauts to the moon in the 1960s and 70s. And in other car news, on this date in 2003, the last "old-style" Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the line in Mexico, bringing a slow halt to sore arms caused by the popular car- sighting game "slug bug." [arm reaches in from off-screen and punches molly in the arm, shout "slug-bug"] Ow. And that's it for today's assembly line of tech trivia. Come on back for more junk in the trunk.
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