Monthly Archives: November 2008

Augusta Ada Lovelace

Her full name and title for most of her married life was “The Right Honourable Augusta Ada, Countess of Lovelace”, born Augusta Ada Byron, was the only legitimate child of Lord Byron. She is widely known in modern times simply … Continue reading

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Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage, FRS (December 26, 1791 London, England – October 18, 1871 Marylebone, London, England)[2] was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer. Parts of his uncompleted mechanisms are on display … Continue reading

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Declaration of Human Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the UDHR, a copy of the historic document will be hand-delivered and placed on board the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. The UDHR will remain on board the science laboratory permanently as a testament … Continue reading

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