Tuesday, December 22, 2009

50 YA - Events of the last week

Dec. 11, 1959: Lost contact with Vanguard III after receiving signals for 85 days.

Dec. 14, 1959: Capt. J.B. Jordan flew an F104C to 103,389 feet- wow!

Dec. 18, 1959: An Atlas ICBM made a successful flight.

Dec. 22, 1959: NASA and Canada make a successful joint mission, launching a 4-stage Javelin sounding rocket from Wallops station to measure galactic radio noise. The payload reaches above 500 miles before returning to Earth.

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