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  • Current events for January 23, 2018
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    Events in space history for 01/23:
    • Ground-breaking for NASA Lewis Research Center (1941).
      Click here for a description of a Lewis Program.
    • Bathyscope "Trieste" reached bottom of Pacific (1960).
    • First American military balloon ascension in the AEF took place at Cuperly, Marne, France (1918).
    • Modern aircraft carriers Lexington and Saratoga participated in fleet exercises for the first time (1929).
    • Telemetry operated successfully in a V-2 firing at WSPG, Army Ordnance's Hermes telemetry system (1947).
    • USAF established the Air Research and Development Command (ARDC) (1950).
    • Dr. T. Keith Glennan, NASA Administrator, announced appointment of chairmen of 13 new research advisory committees to provide technical counsel from industry, universities, and government organizations (1959).
    • Final test flight of USAF Atlas D traveled 5,000 miles to target down Atlantic Missile Range, representing 35 successes, 8 partials, and 6 failures in 49 test launchings for D model (1961).
    • NASA selected United Aircraft to make feasibility study of ion rocket application for long space flights (1961).
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