November 26, 1965

On November 26, 1965, France became the third country to enter space when it launched its first satellite, the Diamant-A. Who else knew the French were also belated involved with the Space Race? I mean besides some sad French school kids in 1965 who were forced to chant, “Nous sommes numéro trois! Nous sommes numéro trois!”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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