Current events for
|Events in space history for 02/11:|
- Japan became the fourth nation to put a satellite in orbit, joining Russia, America, and France as space satellite launching nations. The Japanese satellite was called Ohsumi and used a modified U.S. Delta with a Japanese upper stage to reach orbit. It was launched from the Kagoshima Space Center (1970).
- Lockheed P-38 Lightning first flown across the Nation from California, to a crack-up landing at Mitchel Field, Long Island, Lt. Ben Kelsey as pilot (1939).
- Army announced that a weather balloon, launched at the Signal Research and Development Laboratory, Fort Monmouth, N.J., had established a world altitude record of 146,000 feet (1959).