The 1960s were about peace, love, and rebellion against authority. The 1970s were a period of rapid social change as minority groups, women, and others asked for equal treatment. During the 1980s, the culture shifted again. Life became more fast-paced as people built careers and focused on technology.
Questions and Answers
Question: Who developed the new technologies?
Answer: In many cases, individuals and small businesses worked on new technologies. For example, college drop-out Bill Gates invented the personal computer. Government agencies continued to work on larger technologies, including the space program.
The space program was temporarily shut down after the Challenger space shuttle exploded just seconds after lift-off on January 28, 1986. The explosion was caused by a faulty O-ring seal. All seven crew members, including school teacher, Christa McAuliffe, were killed.
Visit NASA to learn more about the Challenger disaster.
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