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Today in Science (0131)

January 31, 2008

Events

1958 – Explorer program: Explorer I – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.

1958 – James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.

1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2Ham the Chimp becomes the first hominid in outer space.

Births

1868 – Theodore William Richards, American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

1881 – Irving Langmuir, American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

1929 – Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

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