Microsoft Windows Timeline

Since its first release in 1985, Microsoft’s Windows operating system has seen numerous adjustments and quite a few major transformations. Now, over three decades later, the OS looks very different, but still somehow familiar, with staple features that have survived throughout the years, increased computing power, and – more recently – a shift from the mouse and keyboard to the touchscreen. Let’s take a brief look into the history of the world’s most ubiquitous operating system, from its birth to the latest arrivals on the market.

Microsoft Windows Timeline

The Microsoft Windows Timeline illustrates some of the most important releases in the history of the OS, from version 1.0, Windows 95 and the first mobile versions, to Windows 10 and Server 2016. As an interesting fact, Windows 1.0, Microsoft’s first graphical user interface, was received poorly by critics because they considered it too mouse-focused (the mouse was relatively new at the time). It was Windows 95, released a decade later, that truly managed to cement the company’s dominance in the computer industry.

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Juno's Jupiter Exploration Mission Timeline

In August 2011, NASA launched an orbiter named Juno that would travel 1.7 billion miles to Jupiter to take measurements, snap photos and search for clues of how the largest planet in our solar system was formed. The spacecraft successfully reached Jupiter’s orbit on July 5, 2016, and has since wowed the world multiple times with the data and images sent back. Following the orbiter’s latest close flyby at the end of March, 2017, NASA has released another set of stunning photos that stirred up great interest worldwide. To celebrate Juno’s achievements, let’s have a look at its journey through space up until now and see what its future plans are as well.

Juno Jupiter exploration timeline

The Juno Space Probe Timeline illustrates the orbiter’s expedition to Jupiter, from the moment it was launched to its presumed disposal time. The image displays some of the most important milestones in Juno’s voyage, including the moment it entered Jupiter’s orbit, its 6 perijoves (the points in orbit where Juno is closest to Jupiter), its earliest expected camera failure, and its planned end of mission. The expedition was scheduled to end in February 2018, when Juno would intentionally be deorbited into Jupiter’s atmosphere and disintegrated to eliminate space debris and contamination risks. However, after engine problems that caused the spacecraft to orbit Jupiter at a slower rate, it is believed that the mission could continue through 2019.

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Mars Missions Timeline: Odyssey to Present

Launched on April 7th, 2001, Mars Odyssey has spent a little over a decade orbiting the Red Planet and has since contributed numerous science results. The orbiter has been collecting groundbreaking data and serving NASA as a key communications relay and it currently holds the record for the longest serving spacecraft at Mars. Many other missions to the Red Planet have been launched since Odyssey was sent into space in 2001 – some failed, some were a success, while others are still ongoing. Let’s see a chronology of Odyssey’s successors and how they fared.

Mars Missions Timeline

The Mars Exploration Timeline illustrates all expeditions to the Red Planet since the launch of the record-breaking orbiter. Successful expeditions are marked using bright orange flags, red indicates missions that are still active, while the arrow-shaped milestones stand for failed attempts. The Schiaparelli mission is represented by a distinct icon (the diamond) on the timeline because it was not a complete success. The lander crashed, but it managed to achieve its primary goal, returning important data during the first 5 minutes of its landing attempt.

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Johann Sebastian Bach Timeline

Johann Sebastian Bach Timeline

Revered through the ages for his stylistic innovations and the complexity of his works, Johann Sebastian Bach had an immense impact on the music created today. Every musical form – from classical vocal, solo, orchestral and chamber music to modern rock and jazz – owes something to the German composer. Although, under the old Julian calendar (used in 17th century Germany), Bach was born on March 21, 1685, nowadays his date of birth actually falls on the 31st according to the Gregorian calendar (in effect today). While others argue about when Bach’s birthday should be celebrated, we will timeline the other significant events of the composer’s life.

The Johann Sebastian Bach Timeline illustrates some of the major events and achievements in the life of the baroque composer, both personal and professional. The milestones positioned below the time band depict the musician’s childhood, personal and family life, while the ones displayed above the scale refer to his career and musical works. To ensure clarity and simplicity, not all life events and professional accomplishments were included in the graphic. For instance, although Bach has fathered a total of 20 children during his lifetime, only the four sons who have become famous themselves are displayed on the timeline.

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Nintendo Game Consoles Timeline

Nintento Game Consoles Timeline

A giant in the gaming industry that has revolutionized video game play, Nintendo has recently launched its latest development, the Switch, in a bid to continue its tradition of innovation. Released worldwide on March 3, 2017, Nintendo Switch is a hybrid that can be used both as a home console and as a portable device. Although it has enjoyed strong sales in its first few weeks, it remains to be seen whether the new device will be another milestone in the history of gaming or it will soon be forgotten. Meanwhile, let’s have a look at the history of Nintendo consoles.

The Nintendo Timeline is a chronological illustration of all major gaming devices released by the company, whether they quietly marked a meaningful stage in Nintendo’s history or they took the world by storm. The image includes both home systems and portable devices, from Color TV Game 6 (the company’s first home console), the famous Nintendo Entertainment System, and Game Boy, to N64, Nintendo DS, Wii, and the latest release, the Switch.

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