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  • Current events for April 24, 2018
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    Events in space history for 04/24:
    • Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was first to die on a manned space mission when Soyuz descent parachute entangles at 25,000 ft and craft drops to ground (1967). ("Guiness...Records," Furniss, p. 36)
    • China's first satellite launches (1970).
    • Hubble Space Telescope launched into low Earth orbit (1990).
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