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  • Current events for September 12, 2017
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    Events in space history for 09/12:
    • President John F. Kennedy spoke at Rice University's Rice Stadium to 35,000 Houstonians, saying of the lunar landing program, "...we do this not because it is easy but because it is hard..." (1962).
    • USSR launches Luna 16; returns samples from lunar Sea of Fertility (1970).
    • Gemini XI launched (1966).
    • Luna 1 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on the moon (1959).
     
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