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.