Voyager 1 took the now famous The Pale Blue Dot photograph of our planet Earth on 14th February 1990. The photo shows Earth as a tiny dot and was taken when the spacecraft was at a distance of 6 billion kilometers from our planet.
The craft was launched by NASA on 5th September 1977.
Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) created the once popular Altavista Internet search engine. They were also the first computer vendor to launch a public web site at dec.com. Their domain name is the fifth oldest in the world and, at one time, hosted a popular software repository. [more...]