In 1976, NASA unveiled the first Space Shuttle, the Enterprise.
The shuttle was originally called Constitution. A write-in campaign by 8220;Star Trek” enthusiasts urged President Gerald Ford to go with Enterprise and, as a result, the name was changed. The Enterprise was a test vehicle that never reached space. Five space-ready orbiters joined the shuttle fleet: Columbia (1979), Challenger (1982), Discovery (1983), Atlantis (1985) and Endeavour (1991).
In 1999, Compaq Computer introduced the Aero 1530 handheld computer.
The Aero 1530 featured Windows CE, 16MB RAM, fourteen hours of battery life as well as a backlit 16 gray 240 x 320 pixel display. It weighed 6 ounces (170 g) and was priced at $299.
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In 2001, Handspring unveiled the Handspring Visor Neo handheld computer.
The Handspring Visor Neo featured a monochrome display, a 33MHz processor, 8MB RAM, and the Palm OS 3.5.2H3. There was no rechargeable battery ; two AAA batteries powered the unit for six to eight weeks. The handheld computer was priced at $199. An upgrade to Handspring Visor Pro with 16MB RAM cost $299.
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