Today in Tech History: June 9, 2008 Video
Today in Tech History: June 9, 2008 Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Molly Wood. It's June 9, 2008, and here's what happened today in technology history. On this date in 1928, Charles Kingsford Smith became the first person to cross the Pacific ocean ... in an airplane. He flew from the United States to Australia in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane called the Southern Cross. The flight took eight days, and was done in three stages. Today in 1959, the USS George Washington launched as the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles. No word on whether the missiles were ever used to carry mail. And finally, on this date in 1986, the Rogers Commission released its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, finding that faulty O-rings led to the disaster, with a minority report from renowned physicist Richard Feynman, who strongly believed that management sidelined engineers who could have detected the problem. And that's a wrap for today's collection of tech tidbits. Come on back for more tomorrow.
It was live on TV. Seven good people died in a blink. My good friend Stefan Baiatu wrote the song in five minutes (music and lyrics). It was about the tragedy of the space shuttle Challenger. But what do you know - it happened again - seven angels... Columbia. History repeats itself - is this unavoidable?
Stanford University's robotic car crosses the DARPA Grand Challenge finish line in the southern Nevada desert, netting the racing team a $2 million prize from the U.S. Department of Defense. Sebastian Thrun, head of the Stanford Racing Team, celebrates.
Find out what tech milestones happened on this date throughout the years! Today, we pay homage to Ben Franklin.
Find out what tech milestones happened on this date throughout the years! Today, earthquakes, Einstein, and the big bomb.
Chernobyl, space crashes, and plane crashes. It's a terrible day in tech history.
Our five best guesses at to what will happen in the tech world in the coming year.
As the DARPA Urban Challenge gets under way in Southern California, surprise disqualifiers and some mishaps lead to an interesting race. CNET's Kevin Massy also speaks with Carnegie Mellon University's contestants about the tech they're using in their crowd-favored vehicle.\r\n
What the Murano Cross Cab can do, the Evoque can do better. But what is that?
A 30-something Southern hip-hop artist and hustler enlists a cross section of the local community to help him realize his dreams of making a record. When he hears that a superstar rapper is coming to town, he gets ready for the hustle of his life.
Microsoft and Yahoo are dead, over, done, in the ground, and Yahoo has moved on to Google, and that's the end of it. Or is it!? Also today, spitting crosses the line, cell phones cause serious (like, for real) addiction in some Spanish teens, Metallica retracts its redaction of some blogger reviews, and MySpace is getting a new design. Phew. Finally.