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Jan. 22, 1968: A Saturn 1B rocket launched from Launch Complex 37B at Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Fla., at…

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Jan. 8, 1944: The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star made its first flight. The Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the U.S. Army…

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Dec. 24, 1968: The three astronauts of the Apollo 8 mission — Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders —…

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Dec. 18, 1940: The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver made its first flight. The Helldiver, also known as the A-25 Shrike, was a dive bomber developed…

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Oct. 2, 1941: Bell Chief Test Pilot Bob Stanley took the XP-59A Airacomet on its “official” first flight, climbing to…

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