Geek Fact for April 9th

In 1991, Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 was released.

The new version of DOS provided the ability to run DOS in the high memory area and load some device drivers and programs in upper memory. Also added were the UNFORMAT and UNDELETE commands, MS-DOS Editor, QBasic and online help as well as the ability to access more than two hard drives.

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In 1959, NASA named the Mercury 7 astronauts.

The astronauts were introduced at a press conference in Washington, D.C.
The “Mercury Seven” were Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Alan B. Shepard, Jr., and Donald K. “Deke” Slayton.

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