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Apollo 15 launches with 1st Lunar Roving Vehicle, July 26, 1971

Apollo 15 launches with 1st Lunar Roving Vehicle, July 26, 1971

Celebrating 60 years of EDN In 1971, EDN was in its 15th year. What else was happening in 1971? : The Intel 4004 microprocessor was announced. The 555 timer IC was introduced by Signetics. USSR spacecraft Mars 3 launched. Engineer and inventor Elon Musk was born. The Honeywell vs. Sperry Rand trial began. The UK opted out of the Space Race , cancelling Black Arrow . The first Kenbak-1 personal computer was sold. The Computer Space space combat arcade game was released. The first man-made object reached the surface of Mars . Read all of our coverage of EDN's 60th anniversary here . Apollo 15 left Cape Canaveral on July 26, 1971, on route to the moon where it would land four days later and become the first NASA mission to employ a Lunar Roving Vehicle. The fourth to land on the moon and the eighth successful manned mission, Apollo 15 was described as a “J-Mission,” one in wh...

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