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  • Current events for May 17, 2018
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    Events in space history for 05/17:
    • Max Valier is killed in Berlin when a steel-cased rocket motor, fueled by kerosene/water mix and liquid oxygen, exploded while he was testing it. Valier conceived of a rocket powered space shuttle years before one was built (1930).
    • First observations of cloud belts on Jupiter (1630).
     
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