Altair 8800 - Considered the first "personal"
home computer ever
created. Designed by electrical engineer, H. Edward Roberts, the Altair 8800
appeared on the January 1975 cover of
The name "Altair" was inspired by the planet Altair VI on the episode No.
34 "Amok Time" (Stardate 3372.7) on the sci-fi series STAR TREK/NBC/1966-69.
The planet was later mentioned in Starfleet Academy's "Kobayashi Maru"
training simulation. in the motion picture Star Trek II: The Wrath of
TRIVIA NOTE: Altair IV was the forbidden
planet in the constellation Aquila in the sci-fi movie The Forbidden
Planet (1956). See also -
"Robby the Robot"