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  • Current events for May 4, 2018
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    Events in space history for 05/04:
    • Satellite Lageos 1 was launched. Its purpose is to measure shifts of continental land masses by reflecting laser beams off its refecting mirrors (1976).
    • Magellan probe of Venus launched on STS-30 (1989).
    • William Herschel erroneously reports active volcanoes on the Moon (1793).
    • First on-the-road Spacemobile lecture given (1961).
     
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