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  • Current events for February 15, 2018
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    Events in space history for 02/15:
    • Apollo 1 astronaut Roger Chaffee born (1935).
    • Galileo born (1564).
    • 9 in. of snow fell on New Orleans (1895).
    • Ernest Shackleton explorer, born (1874).
    • Voyager 1 takes "family portrait" of the Solar system (1990).
    • Naval Aircraft Factory authorized to begin construction of working models of retractable landing gears because of design progress (1930).
    • U.S.S.R. reportedly made first photos of solar eclipse from a vehicle in space, in report later released on May 28 (1961).
    • James E. Webb was sworn in as NASA Administrator (1961).
     
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