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#Remembering Hugh Dryden, Director of the NACA and first Deputy Administrator of NASA on his #Birthday
#HappyBirthday to astronaut Wendy Lawrence, veteran of STS-67, STS-86, STS-91 & STS-114
#HappyBirthday to astronaut Linda Godwin, veteran of STS-37, STS-59, STS-76, and STS-108
#OTD 2 July 1985, 30 yrs ago, @esa's Giotto launch - starting Europe's cometary adventures @esascience @ESA_Rosetta
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#NOW (5:56 am EDT) in 2014, OCO-2 launched; dedicated to studying atmospheric CO2
#NOW (2:02 p.m. EDT) STS-94 launched from Kennedy Space Center; 2nd flight of the Microgravity Science Laboratory
An adult osprey guards its young in a nest built on a platform at @NASAKennedy in Florida #WildlifeWednesday
TDIH 1976: Viking 1 spacecraft signal triggered ribbon cutting at opening of our Museum in DC
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U.S. spaceships have changed a lot since 1st 1-person capsules in both size & capability #TransformationTuesday
#Today in 1905, Albert Einstein published “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies;” introduces special relativity
#OTD in 1967, the U.S. Air Force selected Robert Lawrence Jr. as the first African American astronaut candidate
#OTD in 1908, asteroid explodes near Tunguska River; largest impact in recorded history
#NOW (9:00 am EDT) in 2006 TDRS 8 launched; provides communications to Earth-orbiting missions
#HappyBirthday to astronaut Steve Oswald, STS-42 & STS-56 pilot; STS-67 commander
#OTD in 1965, Joe Engle flew the X-15 to 280,600 feet, qualifying him for astronaut’s wings
#NOW (9:00 EDT) in 1995, Atlantis became 1st shuttle to dock w/ Russian space station Mir
#Remembering French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery on his #birthday
#Remembering Dobrovolsky, Volkov, & Patsayev, who died #OTD in 1971 during Soyuz 11’s reentry
#Today in 2014, 1st #LDSD test-flight; studied technologies for landing large payloads on Mars

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