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Hubble Space Telescope Launches

Hubble Space Telescope Launches
On 24 April 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope was launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery. And in the 28 years since that launch, the Hubble Space...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Performs It's First Successful Droneship Landing

SpaceX Falcon 9 Performs It's First Successful Droneship Landing
SpaceX first successful droneship landing - Image credit: SpaceX On 8 April 2016, SpaceX successfully landed a Falcon 9 first-stage on it's auton...

Apollo 6 Launches

Apollo 6 Launches
Apollo 6 soaring through the sky - Image credit: NASA Apollo 6 was launched on 4 April 1968. It was the final unmanned Apollo mission, so a lot of ...

First Weather Satellite Launched - TIROS 1

First Weather Satellite Launched - TIROS 1
On 1 April 1960, the first weather satellite, TIROS-1 was launched into space. It was the first low-Earth orbital weather satellite TIROS-1 TIRO...

Mariner 10 Completes the First Mercury Flyby

Mariner 10 Completes the First Mercury Flyby
Mariner 10 was a spacecraft launched by NASA in 1973 and was the first to complete planetary flybys of Venus and Mercury.   Mariner 10 Launch B...

Alexey Leonov Becomes The First Human To Do A Spacewalk

Alexey Leonov Becomes The First Human To Do A Spacewalk
On 18 March 1965 Alexey Leonov became the first human to perform a extravehicular activity (or EVA) during the Voskhod 2 mission. That first spac...

Robert Goddard Launches The First Liquid-Fueled Rocket

Robert Goddard Launches The First Liquid-Fueled Rocket
On 16 March 1926, Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket. A liquid rocket used liquid propellants. This allows the volume of t...

Voyager 1 Jupiter Flyby

Voyager 1 Jupiter Flyby
On 5 March 1979, Voyager 1 made its closest approach of Jupiter. It passed the planet at a distance of 349,000 kilometers (217,000 miles). Voyager...

Venera 13 Lands On Venus And Records First Sounds

Venera 13 Lands On Venus And Records First Sounds
On 1 March 1982, the Soviet Venera 13 lander plunged down into Venus' atmosphere. With parachutes and aitbraking, it reaches the planet's surface...

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy Test Flight

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy Test Flight
Falcon Heavy liftoff - Grab this as a poster On 6 February 2018, SpaceX completed the first successful launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket. With a t...

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
On 28 January 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39. It was the tenth flight for the Challenger (OV...

The Birth Of the Space Shuttle

The Birth Of the Space Shuttle
On 5 January 1972, United States president Richard Nixon announced that NASA was developing a reusable launch vehicle, the Space Shuttle. US Pre...