The de Havilland Comet 1 became the first turbojet-powered civil airliner to be awarded a certificate of airworthiness.
Austral Lineas Aereas is founded.
U.S. launches TIROS 9 weather satellite.
Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit.
Pan Am introduces the Boeing 747.
The Boeing 747 enters service with TWA.
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.
Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched.
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.
Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space.
Norwegian Air Shuttle is founded.
Space Shuttle Atlantis Returns to Earth, Successful.
First flight of the Boeing 737-600.
Vandenburg Launch Pad Demolished.