Last edit: 19:34, 11 December 2018
Hello Mike, David Kemp was correct in flagging the very cautious use of the word 'First' in any of the IEEE Milestones, and mainly to do with previous experiences we had had to deal with at the History Committee level. That said, the additional information offered does help define better the real milestone intent. From my perspective ' Space Technology' can be read a number of ways, ie being a HF Radio afficionado, I'd see ionosphere and the ancient use of 500KHz cw and 2182 SSB, and here, Space Technology comes across as 'Artificial Satellites'.. maybe thats a better focussed name to consider ?
David Burger, Chair IEEE Milestones sub-committee 2016 Sydney, Australia.