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A History of the Landsat Science Satellite

Landsat 1  •  Landsat 2  •  Landsat 3  •  Landsat 4  •  Landsat 5  •  Landsat 6  •  Landsat 7  •  Landsat 8 From the Beginning “The Landsat program was created in the United States in the heady scientific and exploratory times associated with taming the atom and going to the Moon,” explains Dr. John Barker. In fact, it was the Apollo Moon-bound missions that inspired the Landsat program. During the early test bed missions for Apollo, photographs of Earth’s land surface from space were taken for the first time. “This photography has been documented as the stimulus for Landsat,” explains Dr. Paul Lowman, who proposed the terrain photography experiment for the last two Mercury missions, the Gemini missions, and the Apollo 7 and 9 missions. Thor-Delta rocket prepared to launch Landsat 1, 1972. In 1965, director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), William Pecora, proposed the idea of a remote sensing satellite program to gather facts about the natural resources of our

Gold Exploration - Central Rand Goldfield - Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG'S gold mining industry was established when a large gold reef was accidentally discovered on a remote farm in 1886, triggering a massive gold rush by thousands of speculators.   The City of Johannesburg is littered with Defunct shafts, Old Mine Workings and Mine Waste Dumps... all a history to the name Egoli - The City of Gold... The Powerhouse of Africa...     Zaheer Bux - Gold Exploration - Central Rand Goldfield Within 10 years, there was a fully fledged town on the same spot; within 30 years it was South Africa's largest city. Today Johannesburg is Africa's biggest city, ringed by the deepest gold mines in the world. The Central Rand Goldfield - Johannesburg Consolidated Main Ree