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Space History for June 23

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13 year old Edward Warren made the first balloon flight in the US at Baltimore, Maryland.

M. Wolf discovered asteroid #512 Taurinensis.

Born, Nikolai Dmitriyevich Kuznetsov, Russian Chief Designer and General Designer 1949-1994 of OKB-276, worked on engines for the N1 Moon rocket

Born, Alan Mathison Turing, British mathematician, logician, cryptographer, often considered a father of modern computer science

V. Albitzkij discovered asteroid #1022 Olympiada.

The third Opel rocket-car, Rak III, was mounted on railroad tracks near Celle, Germany. The first run, with 10 rockets, reached 290 kph (180 mph). A second run, with 24 rockets, jumped the tracks and demolished the vehicle.

Born, Donn F. Eisele (at Columbus, Ohio, USA), Colonel USAF, NASA astronaut (Apollo 7; over 10d 20h in spaceflight) (deceased)

Astronaut Donn Eisele, NASA photo S64-31469 (10 Sept. 1964)
Source: Wikipedia ( killed 25 Feb 2021)

Wiley Post (pilot) and Harold Gatty (navigator) left Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York in the Winnie Mae on a record setting flying trip of 8 days, 15 hours and 51 minutes around the world in a single-engine plane.

The Civil Aeronautics Act was signed into law in the US, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority.

The first run of a rocket-propelled research sled was made on the 3,550-foot track at Holloman AFB.

S. B. Nicholson discovered asteroid #1647 Menelaus.

1961 22:00:00 GMT
NASA and the USAF launched X-15A Mach 5, Aerodynamics, Stability test mission # 38 in which Major Robert M. White flew to 107,700 ft (32.827 km, 20.398 mi) with a maximum speed of 3603 mph (5798 kph, Mach 5.27) and lost cabin pressure during the flight.

The first successful static test of the EU-15 test article of the USSR's N1 1200 ton thrust Block B second stage was conducted.

1970 14:24:00 GMT
USSR launched the Meteor 1-5 weather satellite from Plesetsk.

1977 09:16:00 GMT
The US Navy and Air Force launched NTS 2 (Navigation Technical Satellite), a GPS precursor, from Vandenburg, California. The satellite operated 50% satisfactorily after launch, and was still operating 25 years later.

1981 10:53:00 GMT
The NOAA 7 weather satellite was launched from Vandenburg, California.

W. Landgraf discovered asteroid #3683 Baumann.

1987 07:37:00 GMT
USSR launched the Cosmos 1861 navigation satellite from Plesetsk for locating vessels in the Soviet merchant marine and shipping fleet, facilitation of amateur radio communication, and conduct of experiments for scientific and educational purposes.

1990 11:19:00 GMT
The Intelsat 6 F-4 communications satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on a Titan 34D, and positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 38 deg W in 1990; 27 deg W in 1990-1992; 60 deg E in 1992-1999.

1992 08:00:00 GMT
USSR launched the Resurs F-15 landsat from Plesetsk, which returned a capsule from orbit on 9 July 1992.

2004 22:54:00 GMT
The US Air Force launched NAVSTAR 55 (USA 178) from Cape Canaveral, a GPS 2R-12 navigation satellite (GPS Block 2R).

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