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On This Day: January 22

Aviation events for January 22

1952: The de Havilland Comet 1 became the first turbojet-powered civil airliner to be awarded a certificate of airworthiness.
1958: Austral Lineas Aereas is founded.
1965: U.S. launches TIROS 9 weather satellite.
1969: Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit.
1970: Pan Am introduces the Boeing 747.
1970: The Boeing 747 enters service with TWA.
1971: A US Navy P-3C Orion lands in Patuxent River, Maryland, after a flight of 15 hours 21 minutes from Atsugi, Japan, setting a nonstop distance record for a turboprop-powered aircraft of 7,010 miles.
1975: Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched.
1982: An F/A-18 Hornet makes a fully automated landing, its autopilot linked to a ground radar at the Naval Air Test Center Patuxent River.
1992: Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space.
1993: Norwegian Air Shuttle is founded.
1997: Space Shuttle Atlantis Returns to Earth, Successful.
1998: First flight of the Boeing 737-600.
2000: Vandenburg Launch Pad Demolished.

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