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My USAF radar shop
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My personal hobby website
My daughter Sally's horse riding website
1903: Robert Morris Page, inventor of pulse radar, was born. 1910: Charles Rolls became the first person to fly across the English Channel. 1930: Charles P. "Pete" Conrad, the third human to walk on the moon during Apollo 12, was born. 1953: Queen Elizabeth II took the coronation oath. 1954: The first test of a VTOL airplane took place when a Convair XFY-1 Pogo successfully performed a vertical takeoff and landing. 1966: U.S. space probe Surveyor 1 landed on the moon and started sending photographs back to Earth of the Moon's surface. 1986: Regular TV coverage of U.S. Senate sessions began. 1995: USAF pilot Capt. Scott O'Grady was shot down over Bosnia. 2003: The ESA launched Europe's first probe (Mars Express), to another planet, Mars.