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  • Current events for May 7, 2018
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    Events in space history for 05/07:
    • First successful flight of a pressurized airplane (1937).

      Note: research done in providing habitable atmospheres at high altitudes led to "altitude suits" for pilots and later spacesuits for astronauts. The space suit design drawn at left, only two years after the pressurized plane flight (1939), is like today's designs.

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