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Luna 6

Luna 6, or E-6 No.7 was an uncrewed Soviet spacecraft, intended to perform a landing on the Moon as part of the Luna program. Due to the failure of a mid-course correction manoeuvre, Luna 6 failed to land, instead flying past the Moon at a distance of 160,000 kilometres. Luna 6 was launched by a Molniya-M carrier rocket flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Liftoff occurred at 07:40 UTC on 8 June 1965, with the spacecraft and Blok L upper stage entering a low Earth parking orbit, before the upper stage propelled the spacecraft into a heliocentric orbit passing the Moon; the Luna 6 mission proceeded as planned until a scheduled mid-course correction late on 9 June. Although the spacecraft's S5.5A main engine ignited on time, it failed to cut off and continued to fire until its propellant supply was exhausted. An investigation determined that the problem had been due to a command, mistakenly sent to the timer that ordered the main engine to shut down. Despite the spacecraft being unable to land on the Moon, controllers used the spacecraft to simulate a landing.

Luna 6 flew past the Moon late on 11 June, with a closest approach of 159,612.8 kilometres. Contact was maintained to a distance of 600,000 kilometres from Earth. Zarya - Luna programme chronology


Metriorhynchinae is a subfamily of metriorhynchid crocodyliforms from the late Middle Jurassic to the Early Cretaceous of Europe, North America and South America. Named by Fitzinger, in 1843, it contains the metriorhynchids Metriorhynchus, Cricosaurus and Rhacheosaurus; the last three taxa form a tribe within the Rhacheosaurini. Metriorhynchinae is one of two subfamilies of the other being Geosaurinae. Metriorhynchinae is a stem-based taxon defined in 2009 as the most inclusive clade consisting of Metriorhynchus geoffroyii, but not Geosaurus giganteus. Rhacheosaurini is a stem-based taxon and it was named and defined by Mark T. Young, Mark A. Bell and Stephen L. Brusatte in 2011 as the most inclusive clade including Rhacheosaurus gracilis, but not Metriorhynchus geoffroyii and Gracilineustes leedsi; the cladogram below follows the topology from a 2010 analysis by Mark T. Young, Stephen L. Brusatte, Marcello Ruta and Marco Brandalise de Andrade with clade names from Young et al. 2011

H. G. Burleigh House

H. G. Burleigh House is a historic home located at Ticonderoga in Essex County, New York; the home was owned by U. S. Congressman Henry G. Burleigh, was built in 1894 and enlarged in 1905, it is a ​2 1⁄2-story, irregularly massed stone and concrete veneer Queen Anne–style building with Colonial Revival features. It is a ​2 1⁄2-story, gable-roofed structure built of brick, it features a central Palladian window at the second level. It features complex massing, molded chimneys, multiple roofs, corner towers, as well as classical columned and shingle-sheathed porches, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1643

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1643, adopted unanimously on 15 December 2005, after recalling previous resolutions on the situation in Côte d'Ivoire, the Council extended an arms embargo and travel and financial restrictions against the country until 15 December 2006, included a ban on the trade of diamonds. The Security Council expressed concern about the continuing crisis in the country, it called upon the Ivorian government and Forces Nouvelles to renounce violence against civilians and foreigners, co-operate with the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire. The preamble of the resolution took note of a decision by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme to prevent the introduction of diamonds from Côte d'Ivoire into the diamond trade and recognising the link between the illegal trade and exploitation of natural resources, arms trafficking and use of mercenaries in fuelling the conflict. Under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council extended sanctions imposed in Resolution 1572 for one year, further demanding that the government and rebels provide a list of weapons in their possession.

A ban on the import of rough diamonds was imposed. All countries had to prevent the import of Ivorian diamonds on their territory and report within 90 days on measures they had taken to implement this measure. Further measures were threatened against individuals who attempted to block the peace process, or who had committed violations of human rights and incited violence, it considered an attack on UNOCI, supporting French forces and others to constitute a threat to the national reconciliation process. The Secretary-General Kofi Annan was instructed to establish a group of five experts for six months to investigate violations of the international sanctions and make recommendations on how countries in the region could implement the measures. First Ivorian Civil War List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1601 to 1700 United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire Works related to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1643 at Wikisource Text of the Resolution at

Aurora State Airport

Aurora State Airport is a public airport located one mile northwest of the central business district of Aurora, a city in Marion County, United States. It is owned by the Oregon Department of Aviation. Although most U. S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Aurora State Airport is assigned UAO by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA. A general aviation airport, Aurora has significant business aviation based at the field. In addition the airport serves as the home to two major aviation companies Van's Aircraft and Columbia Helicopters. On May 26, 2009, the Oregon State Legislature passed a resolution identifying the airport as Wes Lematta Field at Aurora State Airport; the late Wes Lematta was the founder of Columbia Helicopters located on the northeastern corner of the field. Aurora State Airport covers an area of 144 acres which contains one asphalt paved runway measuring 5,004 x 100 ft. For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2000, the airport had 73,895 aircraft operations, an average of 202 per day: 91% general aviation, 8% air taxi and <1% military.

There are 432 aircraft based at this airport: 84% single engine, 7% multi-engine, 1% jet aircraft and 8% helicopters. Three fixed-base operators operate at the field: Aurora Aviation, Aurora Jet Center, Willamette Aviation. Aurora Aviation and Willamette Aviation provide aircraft fuel services, flight instruction, aircraft rentals, aircraft sales, while the Aurora Jet Center provides aircraft refuelling services, hangars for corporate aircraft, an executive lounge for private and corporate jet operations. Due to increased flight activity and its location in the busy airspace corridor between Salem McNary Field and Portland International Airport, an Air Traffic Control tower was constructed at the Aurora State Airport; as of late 2015 construction of the control tower was complete and the tower became operational. In addition to the new ATC Tower the Airspace class designation at UAO was changed to "Class D" Airspace; the airport was built by the United States Army Air Forces in 1943, was known as Aurora Flight Strip.

It was an outlying airfield to Portland Army Air Base for military aircraft on training flights. It was closed after World War II, was turned over for state government use by the War Assets Administration. Columbia Aviation Heliport – located on east border of airport Columbia Helicopters Heliport – located on northeast corner of airport Oregon World War II Army Airfields This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website Shaw, Frederick J. Locating Air Force Base Sites History's Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004. Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for UAO AirNav airport information for KUAO FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures Airport Master Plan Aurora Jet Center website Aurora Aviation website Willamette Aviation website Southend Airpark website

Man Mohan Singh Rai

Lieutenant General Man Mohan Singh Rai, PVSM, AVSM, VSM was the Vice Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army and assumed office on 1 August 2015 following the retirement of Lieutenant General Philip Campose. He was succeeded by General Bipin Rawat. Rai is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and passed out third in order of merit, he has attended Defence Services Staff College and Army War College, Mhow. Rai was commissioned into Bombay Sappers on 15 December 1976, he has vast operational and command experience. He has commanded an armored engineer Regiment, he has held various staff appointments including Directing Staff at Defence Service Staff College. He was the Colonel Commandant of the Bombay Sappers. During his career, he has been awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal as Lieutenant General, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal as Major General of Rashtriya Rifles in Jammu and Kashmir and Vishisht Seva Medal as Brigadier