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Space History for April 22

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687 B.C.
The Chinese recorded a meteor shower in Lyra.

The ninteenth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet occurred.

Born, Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician, statistician, geophysicist, and astronomer (Theory of Probability)

The Lunar crater Aristarchus exhibited a bright luminescence during the totality of a Lunar eclipse.

Born, J[ulius] Robert Oppenheimer, head of the Manhattan Project which developed the US atomic bomb

A Kopff discovered asteroid #680 Genoveva.

H E Wood discovered asteroid #715 Transvaalia.

K Reinmuth discovered asteroids #1042 Amazone and #1043 Beate.

K Reinmuth discovered asteroid #1209 Pumma.

H Van Gent discovered asteroid #1226 Golia.

Y Vaisala discovered asteroid #1567 Alikoski.

Born, Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova (at Moscow, Russian SFSR), USSR cosmonaut candidate, married cosmonaut Yuri Sheffer

The New York World's Fair opened at Flushing Meadow in Queens, New York. Among its features was the US Space Park exhibiting rocket mockups.

US Space Park at the 1964/65 New York World's Fair (from Wikipedia)'s_Fair

C Torres discovered asteroid #2976 Lautaro.

Died, Walter W. B. Burose, German guided missile expert during World War II, member of the German Rocket Team in the US after the war, worked the rest of his life with the rocket team, at Fort Bliss (from January 1947), White Stands, and Huntsville

1983 13:29:00 GMT
USSR Soyuz T-8 landed after failing to dock with the Salyut 7 space station.

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