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Headlines from March 1992:
United Nations Kicks Off “International Space Year”
NEW YORK – March 1 — The United Nations inaugurated the “International Space Year” to promote space exploration and the use of sustainable technologies on earth.
MINNEAPOLIS – March 2 – Watermark Technical Services, a new professional training firm targeting IT practitioners, has begun operation in Minneapolis, according to Richard Larson, Watermark founder and president . The picture shows Rich in his office back in those days.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — March 24 — The United States launched Space Shuttle Mission STS-45, “Mission to Planet Earth” the first international spacelab mission. The Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science (ATLAS-1) involved scientists who gathered new information to gain a better understanding of how the atmosphere reacts to natural and human-induced atmospheric changes.
Other significant events from March 1992 include:
- March 3 – Bosnia and Herzegovina declared their independence.
- March 14 – Soviet newspaper Pravda suspends publication.
- March 18 – White South Africans vote in favor of political reforms that will end apartheid.
- March 31 – March 1992 becomes the first month in which sales of compact discs surpass those of cassette tapes as the preferred medium for recorded music.