1964 in science

List of years in science(table)

The year 1964 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy and space exploration

  • Spring – First recognition of cosmic microwave background radiation as a detectable phenomenon.[1] The discovery and confirmation of the Cosmic microwave background in 1964 secured the Big Bang as the best theory of the origin and evolution of the universe.
  • March 20 – The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established (under an agreement of June 14, 1962).
  • July 31 – Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the Moon; images are 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from Earth-bound telescopes.
  • October 12 – The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits (the crew wouldn't fit in the space capsule otherwise).
Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: 1964 nî kho-ha̍k
français: 1964 en science
עברית: 1964 במדע
македонски: 1964 во науката
polski: 1964 w nauce
português: 1964 na ciência