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AUGUST 21

* First hot air balloon flight over the Alps (1972).

* First unmanned telescope in space (1972).

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AUGUST 22

* Joe Walker, piloting the X-15, reached 67 miles altitude (1963).

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AUGUST 23

* First human-powered flight to cover 1 mile (1977). Various schemes for human-powered flight had not succeeded, including the one pictured at the left.

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AUGUST 24

* Voyager 2 flew within 3000 miles of Neptune (1989).

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AUGUST 25

* Challenger Center in Houston opened its classroom doors (1988).

* Galileo demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian law makers (1609).

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AUGUST 26

* First telecast of a baseball game (Reds vs. Dodgers, 1939).

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AUGUST 27

* President Reagan announced Teacher in Space Project (1984).

* First launch of a satellite by a private U.S. company (1989).

* First unmanned Hydrogen filled balloon flight by Professor J.A.C. Charles near Gonesse, France (1783).

* First flight of a jet-propelled plane took place in Germany (1939).

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AUGUST 28

* Soyuz 15 landed after unsuccessful docking attempt with Salyut 3 orbiting space station laboratory (1974).

* George Whipple, astrophysicist, born (1878).

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AUGUST 29

* Last picture taken from Lunar Orbiter (1966).

* Airforce Academy begun (1958).

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AUGUST 30

* Guion S. Bluford, Jr., became the first black American to fly in space aboard the Shuttle (1983).

* 13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda (1885).

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AUGUST 31

* Full Scale model of Saturn V rocket (110 meters tall) was removed from the Domtower of Utrecht (The Netherlands) after being displayed at the Space '86 exhibition (1986).

* Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collided with the Sun (1979).

* President Kennedy signs the Satellite Act. This created COMSAT (1962).

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