A skydiver jumps from space to the Earth. Tablet wars get interesting next week. Microsoft announces the XBOX Music service. And a $25 computer. All this plus the anniversary of a speed record in this week’s Nerd History.

 

Nerd News:

This Week in Nerd History:

  • October 14, 1947 – Captain Chuck Yeager of the U.S. Air Force flies a Bell X-1 rocket-powered experimental aircraft, the Glamorous Glennis, faster than the speed of sound – over the high desert of Southern California – and becomes the first pilot and the first airplane to do so in level flight.
  • October 14, 1968 – The first live telecast from a manned spacecraft, the Apollo 7, launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the U.S.A.

 

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