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JULY 1

* Announcement of 10 finalists for Teacher in Space (1985).

* Asteroid 6, Hebe, discovered (1847). * National Air & Space Museum opens at present location (1976).

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JULY 2

* Amelia Earhart disappeared (1937). Prior to her last flight in the Pacific, Amelia Earhart had become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean on May 21st, 1932. Her aircraft was a Lockheed Vega shown at left.

* U.S. Army Air Corps created(1926).

* First zeppelin flight (1900).

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JULY 3

* Comet of 1861, bright in the night sky, frightened people.

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JULY 4

* A star exploded in Taurus (1054). Its remains are the Crab Nebula.

* STS-4 landed on the Fourth of July at Edwards Air Force Base (1982).

* First successful helicopter flight (1937).

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JULY 5

* Pioneer 10 radio signals take more than 6 hours to reach Earth (1988).

* JPL confirms 1989N1, first moon of Neptune, discovered by Voyager 2.

* First meeting of the Society for Space Travel was held in the parlor of an ale house in Germany. Oberth inspires formation of the group (1927).

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JULY 6

* Newspapers reported that Skylab was about to fall (1979).

* Lysithea, 10th moon of Jupiter, discovered (1938).

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JULY 7

* Soviet Mars probe, Phobos 1, launched. Radio contact later lost as a result of a telemetry error (1988).

* Goddard received patent for two- stage rocket (1914).

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JULY 8

* Jansky began science of radio astronomy (1933).

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JULY 9

* Voyager 2, closest approach to Jupiter (1979).

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JULY 10

* First demonstration of world-wide television by Telstar-1 (1962).

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