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  • Current events for February 4, 2018
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    Events in space history for 02/04:
    • Charles Lindbergh born in Detroit (1902).
    • FAA began 6-month test of public reactions to sonic booms (Oklahoma City, 1964).
    • Clyde Tombaugh, astronomer, born (1916).
    • First flight of reseach airplane Douglas D-558-II (No. 1), John Martin of Douglas as pilot. Airplane had both jet and rocket engines and was flown from ground takeoff (1948).
    • ONR Viking No. 12 research rocket attained altitude of 144 miles from White Sands (1955).
    • President Eisenhower directed James R. Killian, Jr., to head a committee to study and make recommendations on the governmental organization of the Nation's space and missile program (1958).
    • Sputnik IV launched into orbit by U.S.S.R., a 7.1-ton payload, but mission of flight was not announced (1961).
    • Plans to launch a Japanese Kappa 6 sounding rocket within a year announced by Yugoslavia (1961).
     
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