1981 in science
The year 1981 in science and technology involved many significant events, listed below.
1981 in science - Wikipedia
1981 in spaceflight

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SCARA
The SCARA acronym stands for Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm or Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm.Scara : Simplified Compliant Assembly Robot Arm.In 1981, Sankyo Seiki, Pentel an...
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2980 Cameron
2980 Cameron is a main belt asteroid with a perihelion of 2.1088066 AU. It has an eccentricity of 0.1804063 and an orbital period of 1503.4783598 days (4.12 years).Cameron has an average orbital speed...
STS-2
STS-2 was the second Space Shuttle mission conducted by NASA, and the second flight of the orbiter Columbia. The mission launched on 12 November 1981 and landed two days later on 14 November. STS-2 ma...
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1981 Irian Jaya earthquake
On January 19, 1981, eastern Indonesia was struck by an earthquake known as the 1981 Irian Jaya earthquake. Registering a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale, it killed more than 300 people, damagin...
1981 in paleontology
Paleontology, palaeontology or palæontology (from Greek: paleo, "ancient"; ontos, "being"; and logos, "knowledge") is the study of prehistoric life forms on Earth through the examination of plant and ...
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Solar eclipse of July 31, 1981
A total solar eclipse occurred on July 31, 1981. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. ...
Solar eclipse of July 31, 1981 - Wikipedia
NLM CityHopper Flight 431
NLM CityHopper Flight 431 refers to a Fokker F-28-4000, registration PH-CHI, that was due to operate an international scheduled Rotterdam–Eindhoven–Hamburg passenger service. On 6 October 1981, the ai...
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STS-1
STS-1 was the first orbital flight of NASA's Space Shuttle program. The first orbiter, Columbia, launched on 12 April 1981 and returned on 14 April, 54.5 hours later, having orbited the Earth 37 times...
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1981 Pacific hurricane season
The 1981 Pacific hurricane season was a moderately active Pacific hurricane season. The season officially started on May 15 in the eastern Pacific basin and June 1 in the central Pacific basin. Both ...
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1981 Pacific typhoon season
The 1981 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it ran year-round in 1981, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between May and November. These dates conv...
1981 Pacific typhoon season - Wikipedia
2708 Burns
2708 Burns (1981 WT) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 24, 1981 by Bowell, E. at Flagstaff (AM).
2683 Brian
2683 Brian (1981 AD1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on January 10, 1981 by Thomas, N. G. at Flagstaff (AM).Don't confuse it with 2488 Bryan.
John Young (astronaut)
John Watts Young (born September 24, 1930), (Capt, USN, Ret.), is a retired American astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer, who became the ninth person to walk on...
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2889 Brno
2889 Brno ([ˈbr̩no]) is a small main belt asteroid, which was discovered by the Czech astronomer Antonín Mrkos in 1981. It is named after the Czech city of Brno.
1981 Atlantic hurricane season
The 1981 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1981, and lasted until November 30, 1981. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in ...
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87P/Bus
Comet 87P/Bus is a periodic comet with an orbital period of 6.5 years. It fits the definition of an Encke-type comet with (TJupiter > 3; a < aJupiter). It was discovered by Schelte J. Bus in 198...