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JUNE 1

* First nonstop transatlantic flight by a heliocopter (1967).

* Leverrier presented calculations to the French Academy for a planet beyond Uranus (1846).

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JUNE 2

* "New York Times" reprinted "Pravda" article describing putting objects in Earth orbit (1957).The "Times" need not have reprinted "Pravda." Victor Appleton's Tom Swift ably told of putting objects in orbit on page 115 of "Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship" three years before (1954). Click here for more.

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JUNE 3

* Ed White became first American to walk in space (1965).

* Final telecast of Star Trek (1969).

* Public stock offering of 10 million shares of the Communications Satellite Corp. (1964).


JUNE 4

* First woman to fly is Mme. Thible, a French opera singer (1784).

* The Key brothers (Fred and Algene) fly twenty-seven days without landing, setting a world record for sustained flight in a Curtis Robin J-1, "Ole Miss."(1935).

* First rocket glider flight (W.C.Swan, 1931).

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JUNE 5

* First hot air balloon flight (1783).

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JUNE 6

* Gemini 9 landed in the Pacific after 45 orbits of Earth during the 72 hour 20 minute flight. Rendezvous with a docking vehicle was achieved but the docking maneuver was impossible because a shroud failed to jettison (1966).

* First nylon parachute jump (Hartford, CT, 1942).

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JUNE 7

* On June 7th, 1990, NASA announced termination of its Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle Program

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JUNE 8

* First flight of X-15 at Edwards Air Force Base (1963).

* Cassini, astronomer, born (1625).

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JUNE 9

* Skylab placed in low-drag attitude first time; drifted out of low-drag using 1/3 of remaining nitrogen (1978).

* Goddard patented his design for an aircraft propelled by a rocket (jet plane) (1931).

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JUNE 10

* Astronaut James McDivitt commander of Apollo 9 born in Chicago, Illinois (1929).

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