January 2 1959 – The Soviet Union Launches Luna 1

January 2 1959 – The Soviet Union Launches Luna 15 (100%) 1 vote More than a decade before man would set foot on the Moon, the Soviet Union fired the first manmade object bound for it into space on January 2, 1959. Though the satellite would end up off course, Luna 1 advanced knowledge of the solar system on many fronts, particularly in its proof that radio communication could be carried through space well past 300,000 miles from Earth In the fifteen months after launching Sputnik 1 into low Earth orbit, the Space Race produced a remarkable number of events — six successful missions spread evenly between the United States […]

January 2 1920 – Science Fiction Author And Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov Is Born

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January 2 1920 – Science Fiction Author And Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov Is Born5 (100%) 1 vote On January 2, 1920, Isaak Yudovich Ozimov was born in Petrovichi, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, to Jewish millers Anna Rachel Asimov and Judah Asimov. Isaak, however, attained fame and popularity as Isaac Asimov – the science fiction writer and biochemistry professor at Boston University. Apart from having authored or edited 500 books and written over 90,000 letters, science books, and postcards, Asimov has now come to be recognized as one of the greatest visionaries of the technological world. A reluctant MENSA (High-IQ club) member and but a very passionate president of the […]