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  • Current events for February 8, 2018
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    Events in space history for 02/08:
    • First college credit course via TV (Milwaukee, 1951).
    • Jules Verne born (1828).
    • When asked at press conference about U.S. man-in-space plans, President Kennedy stated: "We are very concerned that we do not put a man in space in order to gain some prestige and have the man take a disproportionate risk . . . even if we should come in second in putting a man in space, I will still be satisfied if when we finally put a man in space his chances of survival are as high as I think they must be (1960)."
    • NAA delivered X-15 No. 2 with XLR-99 engine to NASA for the initiation of the NASA flight research program (1960).
    • NAA delivered X-15 No. 2 with XLR-99 engine to NASA for the initiation of the NASA flight research program (1961).
     
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