• Voyager flies non-stop and non-refueled around the world.
  • Dick Rutan (Burt’s brother) and Jeana Yaeger made the 25,000 mile flight in 216 hours or 9 days using almost 1120 gallons of fuel.
  • Space Shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff.

Burt Rutan’s Voyager

Songs From 1986

  “That’s What Friends Are For”
  “Higher Love”

Other Facts from 1986

President: Ronald Reagan



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Dow Jones Average 1502 to 1956