April 24 in Physics History

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April 24 in Physics History - Births – Physicists born on April 24

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April 24 in Physics History - Deaths – Physicists died on April 24

Hendrik Anthony Kramers (17 Dec 1894 - 24 Apr 1952)

He was a Dutch physicist who derived important equations related to the absorption of the dispersion of light with Ralph de Laer Kronig. He predicted the existence of inelastic scattering of light in 1924. He worked in almost the entire field of theoretical physics including quantum mechanics, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, kinetic theory of gases, and on Theory of Radiation.

Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov (16 Mar 1927 - 24 Apr 1967)

He was a Soviet cosmonaut and the first man known to have died during a space mission. He was commander Pilot of Voskhod I, on a day-long mission, in 1964. Also, there was dr. Yegorov, a medical doctor as flight physiologist and the spacecraft engineer Konstantin Feoktistov. During landing, the spacecraft’s parachutes opened at an altitude of 7 km followed by a soft landing system that used streams of gases from nozzles to reduce touchdown velocity to near zero. He died during his second mission when his spacecraft became entangled in its main parachute and fell several miles to Earth.

April 24 in Physics History - Events – Physics Events of April 24

Hubble Space Telescope Launched

The space shuttle, Discovery was launched in 1990 from Cape Canaveral carrying the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble was the first major optical telescope to be placed in space. It was placed above the distortion of the atmosphere, very far above the rain clouds and light pollution. It looks into the universe without being obstructed by anything. It took 25 years of operation and 5 servicing missions to place it in its orbit.

The First Chinese Satellite

When China launched the DFH-1 from Jiuquab Satellite Launch Center in 1970, it became the fifth nation with a satellite in orbit. Its shape was 72 faces polyhedral, mass 173 kg and 1-m diam. It transmitted the communist China National anthem for propaganda.

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