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  • Current events for January 6, 2018
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    Events in space history for 01/06:
    • Goddard, testing a rocket motor on static test stand, achieved highest thrust ever of 447 kg (1941).
    • Jacques Montgolfier, first pioneer balloonist, born (1744).
    • Guggenheim Safe Aircraft Competition prize was awarded to Curtiss Tanager, which featured practical wing flaps and leading-edge Handley-Page slots (1930).
    • President Eisenhower in his state-of-the-Union message noted the increasing importance of long-range missiles and nuclear-powered aircraft. $1.275 billion was scheduled for fiscal year 1957 production of guided missiles, with an additional $1.43 billion for military research and development (1956).
     
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