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What happened on August 14 1966 space?

What happened on August 14 1966 space?

August 14, 1966 (Sunday) At 8:43 a.m., Eastern time, Lunar Orbiter 1 successfully entered its orbit around the moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to orbit a heavenly body other than the Earth.

What happened on August 5th 1966?

On this muggy Friday afternoon, Martin Luther King Jr. stepped out of the car that had ferried him to Marquette Park on Chicago’s Southwest Side to lead a march of about 700 people.

How many years was the space race?

The Space Race between the United States (US) and the Soviet Union (USSR) was a remarkable time in history with many far-reaching achievements in science, space exploration, and technology. This timeline shows the twenty-year competition between the two nations.

When was the first camera equipped spy satellite launched?

August 18, 1960
August 18, 1960 – Discoverer XIV launches the first U.S. camera-equipped Corona spy satellite.

What was the biggest news story in 1966?

President De Gaulle visits the USSR (June 20). Sukarno leaves office in Indonesia; Suharto assumes power. Botswana, Lesotho, and Guyana become independent states within the British Commonwealth. India suffers the worst famine in 20 years; Lyndon Johnson asks for $1 billion in aid to the country.

Who was president in April 1966?

April 13, 1966 (Wednesday) U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1966 Uniform Time Act, setting a common date (the last Sunday in April) for all states in the U.S. to set their clocks forward one hour, beginning on April 29, 1967, and to set clocks forward one hour on the last Sunday in October, starting in 1967.

Did Russia win the space race?

The USSR pursued two crewed lunar programs, but did not succeed with their N1 rocket to launch and land on the Moon before the US, and eventually canceled it to concentrate on Salyut, the first space station programme, and the first time landings on Venus and on Mars.

When was Corona declassified?

February 1995
CORONA. CORONA was the nation’s first photo reconnaissance satellites, operating from August 1960 until May 1972. The program was declassified at the request of the Central Intelligence Agency in February 1995.

What was happening in Vietnam in 1966?

July 11, 1966 – The U.S. intensifies bombing raids against portions of the Ho Chi Minh trail winding through Laos. July 15, 1966 – Operation Hastings is launched by U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese troops against 10,000 NVA in Quang Tri Province. This is the largest combined military operation to date in the war.

Who was president in January 1966?

Lyndon B. Johnson
In office November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969
Vice President None (1963–1965) Hubert Humphrey (1965–1969)
Preceded by John F. Kennedy
Succeeded by Richard Nixon