• Planetary Times Newsletter
  • Opinion Corner
  • Message Board
  • Space Calendar
  • Featured Classes
  • Testimonials
  • Press Kit
  • Classroom Publicity Kit
  • Release Forms
  • Archived Online Chats
  • Contests
  • Space Fun
  • Trivia Corner
  • Orbital Laboratory® Payload III
  • Marslink®
  • Moonlink®
  • Space Explorers
  • Current events for February 1, 2018
    <<-Previous day
    Return to calendar
    Next day->>


    Events in space history for 02/01:
    • Highest air pressure, 31.85 mm Hg, for North America recorded in Alaska (1989).
    • Capt. G. E. Price flew Bell Airacobra through flight tests (1940).
    • Chance Vought delivered last propeller-driven fighter, the Navy F4U Corsair, the 12,571st built since first one flew in 1940 (1953).
    • Army activated the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala., to weaponize the Redstone and to develop the Jupiter IRBM (1956).
    • Life Sciences Laboratory established by NASA at Ames Research Center to augment, lead, direct, encourage, and coordinate biomedical research related to the space program (1960).
    • X-15 (No. 1) flown to 49,780 feet by John B. McKay, NASA test pilot, at Edwards, California (1961).
    • USAF Minuteman successful on first test launch from AFMTC, a three-stage solid-propellent ICBM with full guidance, all tested on its first launching (1961).
    • The space surveillance system (Spasur) was formally commissioned at the Naval Weapons Laboratory, Dahlgren, Va., under the operational control of the North American Defense Command (1961).
     
    Site MapPrivacy Policy