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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Valley Forge - T M S E x t e n d e d R e s o u r c e
General George Washington at Valley Forge.

 

Visiting Valley Forge | Things to Do | Free Tours by Foot

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1957

  The Space Review: Sputnik remembered: The first race to space (part 1)  (page 2)
    
   

The Soviet Union inaugurated the “Space Age” with its launch
of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. The spacecraft,
named Sputnik after the Russian word for “satellite,” was
launched at 10:29 p.m. Moscow time from the Tyuratam launch
base in the Kazakh Republic.

Sputnik had a diameter of 22 inches and weighed 184 pounds
and circled Earth once every hour and 36 minutes. Traveling 
its elliptical orbit had an  at 18,000 miles an hour. It transmitted
radio signals back to Earth strong enough to be picked up by
amateur radio operators. Those in the United States with access
to such equipment tuned in and listened in awe as the beeping
Soviet spacecraft passed over America several times a day.

In January 1958, Sputnik’s orbit deteriorated, as expected, and
the spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere.

    
    
   

  

How Sputnik 1 launched the space age - Cosmos Magazine

Chronicle Covers: When Soviets' Sputnik started the space race -  SFChronicle.com

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ROSWELL REPORT RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1997

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Air Force releases "The Roswell Report"
Air Force releases "The Roswell Report"
Air Force releases "The Roswell Report"Air Force releases "The Roswell Report"

On June 24, 1997, U.S. Air Force officials release a 231-page report dismissing
long-standing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in
Roswell, New Mexico,
almost exactly 50 years earlier.

Area 51: First UFO controversy in US was a secret military project ...

UFOs and Aliens in Roswell, New Mexico: Read the Original Report ...

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FIRST AMERICAN WALKS IN SPACE ~ 1965

WHITE, EDWARD HIGGINS II | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas ...

On June 3, 1965, 120 miles above the Earth, Major Edward H. White II opens
the hatch of the Gemini 4 and steps out of the capsule, becoming the first
American astronaut to walk in space.

Edward Higgins White – Wikipedia
Edward Higgins "Ed" White II
(November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967)

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Apollo 1 Fire

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

Apollo 13- "Houston, we've had a problem" - YouTube
On this day in 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13,
preventing a planned moon landing.

APRIL 13, 1970 – Story Behind Famous Movie Quote 'Houston, We Have ...

               Apollo 13 Flight Journal - Day 6, part 8: The Blackout, Splashdown ...
                                           

This Day in Quotes: “Houston, we have a problem” — but “failure is ...

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