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AUGUST 11

* Deimos, Martian moon, discovered (1877).

* Voyager 2 detected partial ring system of Neptune. Voyager's distance at that time was 2,722,940,000 miles from Earth and 12,218,000 miles from Neptune (1989).

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AUGUST 12

* Echo 1 was launched (1960).

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AUGUST 13

* Shuttle's first departure from 747 carrier aircraft in flight test (1977).

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AUGUST 14

* Zond 7 landed in the Soviet Union after orbiting the Moon, taking pictures from lunar orbit of 1,243 miles (2,000 km), and using atmospheric skip to slow reentry (1969).

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AUGUST 15

* NASA Ozone Mapping Spectro- meter (TOMS) is launched aboard Soviet Meteor 3 satellite (1991). TOMS Photo is of Earth's southern hemisphere and oval ozone hole.

* Former Soviet Cosmonaut Valeri Bykovsky states he trained for manned lunar flight scheduled for 1968 (1989).

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AUGUST 16

* Ticker-Tape parade for Apollo 11 crewmen in Houston, Texas (1969).

* Kittinger made highest parachute jump, 102,800 feet (1960).

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AUGUST 17

* Phobos, Martian moon, discovered (1877).

* First transatlantic trip in a balloon (1978).

* 50 people set a world record for flying in a single hot air balloon (Lelystad, Netherlands, 1988).

*Soviets launched first hybrid rocket (liquid/solid Propellant) (1933).

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AUGUST 18

* Cassini reported seeing a satellite of Venus (1686).

* Helium discovered on the Sun (1868).

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AUGUST 19

* Orville Wright born (1871).

* Herschel discovered Enceladus, moon of Saturn (1787).

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AUGUST 20

* Viking 1 launched (1975).

* Voyager 2 launched (1977).

* First loop of aircraft performed by Lt. Peter Nesterov in France (1913).

* Full Earth Day

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AUGUST 21


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