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NASA History Office

#OTD in 1963, Syncom 2, the first geosynchronous communications satellite, launched from Cape Canaveral.
#OTD in 2005, STS-114 launched on its journey to the #ISS. 1st Shuttle mission after the Columbia accident in 2003.
#OTD in 1955, Pres. Eisenhower receives outline of International Geophysical Year program [image: Ike & von Braun]
#OTD in 1958, Explorer 4 launched to study charged particles in terrestrial radiation belts. Built by @NASAJPL
#Remembering director of "2001: A Space Odyssey", Stanley Kubrick, on his #Birthday.
#OTD in 1984, on Soyuz T-12 Svetlana Saviskaya (center) became the first woman to perform a spacewalk
#OTD in 1973, the very first image from Landsat was acquired--showing a false color image of #Texas
#Today in 1978, the Viking 2 Orbiter ceased operation after returning nearly 16K images of #Mars
Jupiter's moon Europa roped us in with its stunning surface [Image: Galileo spacecraft mosaic] #MoonCrushMonday
#OTD in 1973, the USSR launched Mars 5, a Mars orbiter that studied Mars' atmosphere and surface.
#OTD in 1959, the 1st rocket, a captured and modified German V-2, launched from Cape Canaveral
#Today 1975, the Apollo-Soyuz Command Module splashed down-- the most recent splashdown of a U.S. crewed capsule.
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself" - Amelia Earhart #WiseWords
#Remembering legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, on her #Birthday
#Now (10:26 a.m. ET) in 1992, Geotail satellite launched to study the magnetosphere.[Image: artist's rendition]
#OTD in 2010, @NASA released a new hi-res Mars map based on Mars Odyssey spacecraft data [image:Valles Marineris]
#OTD in 1962, Walter Cronkite appeared on European TV in 1st live trans-Atlantic TV program--transmitted by Telstar
#OTD in 1999, STS-93 (Columbia) launched and deployed Chandra X-Ray observatory, [Image: Chandra X-Ray observatory]
#Now (2:06 p.m. ET) in 1972, ERTS 1 (aka Landsat 1), the 1st dedicated Earth-observation satellite, launched
#Remembering astronaut Elliot See on his #Birthday. Died while in training for his 1st mission: Gemini IX
#HappyBirthday Dan Goldin, 9th & longest-serving @NASA Administrator. Noted for "faster, better, cheaper" approach
#OTD in 1962, Mariner 1, craft intended to perform a Venus flyby, launched. The launch failed & the craft was lost
#OTD in 1959, B.F. Goodrich was contracted to design and craft the Mercury astronauts' pressure suits.
#Now (8:02 a.m. ET) in 1995, STS-70 landed after 9 days with a crew of Henricks, Kregel, Currie, Thomas & Weber.
#Remembering the man who always made us laugh (especially as Mork from Ork), Robin Williams, on his #Birthday
 
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