Geek Facts for October 11th – VisiCalc and a Few Firsts in Space

In 1979, Visicalc was released.

VisiCalc was the first computer spreadsheet program and ran on an Apple II computer.  VisiCalc introduced a new level in application software.

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In 1984, several ‘firsts’ occurred during the Space Shuttle Challenger mission.

Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space and astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a space walk. This was also the first mission that included two women, Kathryn Sullivan and Sally Ride.

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