Current events for
|Events in space history for 02/07:|
- Bruce McCandless became first human satellite (1984).
- The Joint Army and Navy Technical Aeronautical Board (JAN-TAB) passed resolution on Instrument Standardization in Army and Navy planes for incorporation in general specifications (1918).
- Completion of a 50-hour test of the Lawrance J-1, 200-hp radial air-cooled engine, by the Aeronautical Engine Laboratory, Washington Navy Yard, foreshadowed the successful use of radial engines in naval aircraft (1922).
- The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) was established by the DOD, and Roy W. Johnson, a vice president of General Electric Co., was appointed by Secretary of Defense McElroy as its Director. ARPA was placed in charge of the Nation's outer space program (1958).
- X-15 flown to unofficial record 2,275 miles per hour by Maj. Robert White, U.S. Air Force (1960).
- Meeting of NASA and contractor personnel held at NASA headquarters to review Centaur development program (1961).