October 29 in History

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  1. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor


    John Glenn returns to space-1999.

    Sir Walter Raleigh executed-1618.

    First store opens in frontier town of Denver, CO-1858.

    Wm. McKinley’s assassin executed-1901.

    Stock Market crashes on Black Tuesday -1929.

    Israel invades Egypt, Suez crisis begins-1956.


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  2. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    Huey Rider: Sir: a wonderful moment in space and advertisement for continued space adventures:)


    The nine-day mission supported a variety of research, including the deployment of the Spartan Solar Observing Spacecraft, the Hubble Space Telescope orbital systems test platform and several microgravity experiments from NASA Glenn (then Lewis).

    Glenn spent most of his time in space participating in investigations on the aging process. Scientists recognize several parallels between the effects of spaceflight on the human body and the natural changes that take place as a person ages. Glenn's experiments were designed to test how his body responded to the microgravity environment. They focused on balance, perception, immune system response, bone and muscle density, metabolism, blood flow and sleep.
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