Geek Fact for February 1st

In 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia was destroyed over Texas when returning to Earth, killing all seven crew members.

The crew consisted of Shuttle Commander Rick D. Husband; Shuttle Pilot William C. McCool; Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson
; Mission Specialists David M. Brown, Kalpana Chawla and Laurel Clark;
 and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon.

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In 1972, the first scientific handheld calculator, the HP-35, was introduced for $395.

The HP-35 Scientific Calculator was so called because it had 35 keys. It, and others like it, quickly replaced the slide rule.

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