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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket makes its maiden flight

After ground tests and shape tests, there come first low orbit launch tests of Falcon 9 rocket. After a few delays, there was the launch on June 27, 2010, 15:00 UTC. It was the big success for this pretty young company

Quaoar is discovered

Quaoar actual discovering image was taken on June 4 and analyzed on June 5. It was officially discovered on June 6 by astronomers Chad Trujillo and Michael Brown at the California Institute of Technology, from images acquired at Palomar Observatory. Quaoar is special because signs of crystalline ice have been found.

Magician Nevil Maskelyne performs first hack in history

He intervened in a public demonstration of a wireless telegraph given by Guglielmo Marconi and John Fleming. They wanted to send a message at 300 miles: from clifftop station in Poldhu, Cornwall, UK, to London. Maskelyne used their device to send his own massage. It was a facetious poem accusing Marconi of diddling the public.

Guglielmo Marconi receives patent for Wireless Telegraphy

Marconi can’t be called the only inventor of the radio. The wireless communication technology had more than one creator. The discovery was made possible by theoretical work of Scottish physicist James Maxwell. His Russian colleague Alexander Popov accomplished radio transmission before Marconi. But Marconi was most important of all radio inventors.

The first hot-air balloon is launched

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier are best known for inventing of a Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique in 1782 and did the successful piloted flight in 1983. Beside it, they had made many more inventions.

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