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Nov. 20, 1953: Scott Crossfield, a National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) test pilot, flew a Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket research…

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Nov. 13, 1957: A Regulus II made its first zero-length boosted launch when a 115,000 pound thrust Aerojet JATO unit…

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Nov. 6, 1986: The first off-range flight test of the B-1B Automatic Terrain Following system took place.      …

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Oct. 30, 1953: The U.S. Defense Department announced elimination of all racially segregated regiments, six years after President Truman signed…

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