1970 in science

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The year 1970 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy and space exploration[edit]

  • February 11 – Japan becomes the fourth country to launch a satellite into orbit.
  • March 31 – Explorer I reentry (after 12 years in orbit)
  • April 11 – Apollo 13 ill-fated space mission launched
  • April 17 – Apollo 13 returns safely to earth
  • August 17 – Venera program: Venera 7 is launched. It will later becomes the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from another planet.
  • November 17 – Luna program: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and was released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.


Computer science[edit]

Earth sciences[edit]








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