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  • Current events for January 21, 2018
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    Events in space history for 01/21:
    • Neptune became the farthest planet from the Sun (1979).The images to the left were taken of Neptune's Great Dark Spot during successful rotations of Neptune. Note the changes in cloud patterns around the Great Dark Spot.
    • Institute of Aeronautical Sciences (IAS) held its Founders Meeting at Columbia University under Jerome C. Hunsaker, president, and Lester D. Gardner (1933).
    • Dr. George W. Lewis, NACA Director of Aeronautical Research, elected president of the IAS (1939).
    • First atomic-power submarine, U.S.S. Nautilus, launched at Groton, Connecticut (1954).
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