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JUNE 11

* First time an aircraft took off from a hotel roof (Silas Christoferson, Portland, Oregon, 1912).

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JUNE 12

* Carolyn Shoemaker discovered her 14th comet, making her the greatest living comet hunter (1988).

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JUNE 13

* First manpowered flight across the English Channel by Paul MacCready's "Gossamer Albatross" pedaled by pilot and champion cyclist Bryan Allen. It took 2 hours and 49 minutes to cross using the 75 foot long plane (1979).

* Pioneer 10 became first manmade object to escape the solar system, 2.814 billion miles from the Sun (1983).

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JUNE 14

* JSC Visitor Center Mural by space artist Bob McCall dedicated: "Opening the Space Frontierčthe Next Giant Step," (1979).

* Pioneer 10 was 3,410,939,980 miles from Earth at noon CDT (1985).

* The first Titan IV boost rocket was launched by the U.S.A.F. from the Cape (1989).

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JUNE 15

* Franklin flew a kite during a thunderstorm (1752).

* E.E. Barnard discovered a large white spot on Saturn (1903).

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JUNE 16

* First woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, was launched into orbit on the one-day Vostok 6 mission (U.S.S.R., 1963).

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JUNE 17

* Earl of Rosse (William Parsons) born (1800). At one time he owned the world's largest telescopečas a hobby.

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JUNE 18

* First use of robotic arm remote manipulator system (RMS) to deploy and retrieve a satellite, STS-7 (1983).

* First U.S. woman in space, Sally Ride, aboard Shuttle flight STS-7 (1983).

* Canterbury monks reported the Moon hit by a meteor (1178).

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JUNE 19

* Viking 1 went into orbit around Mars (1976).

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* VanCraft Knitwear in Rhode Island began research on space suit components (1961).

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JUNE 20

* Longest duration for a solar eclipse (7 min. 8 sec.) observed in the Philippines (1955).

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