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#OTD in 1997, the TRMM joint @NASA & @JAXA_en mission launched to study tropical rainfall
#Today in 1989, STS-33 lands safely following a DOD mission
Happy Thanksgiving! #TBT to 2001, Expedition 3 celebrating Thanksgiving on the #ISS
#Happybirthday to @TheScienceGuy -- eep spreading the good news of science and space exploration!
#Happybirthday to astronaut Jim Wetherbee, 1st American to command 5 missions
#NOW in 1985, Atlantis launches on the STS-61B mission
#OTD in 2011, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity launched to explore the Red Planet
#Today in 1975, the X-24B lifting body aircraft made its 36th & final test flight
#Remembering cosmonaut Boris Yegorov on his #birthday – he became the 1st physician in space aboard Voskhod 1
#Today in 2010, Soyuz TMA-19 lands, bringing the Expedition 25 safely to Earth.
Check out this newly reprocessed color view, made from Galileo images
#OTD in 1999, the Galileo spacecraft captured the highest resolution images to that date of Jupiter’s moon Europa
#Today in 1940, the NACA announces plans to build what would become @NASAglenn
#Today in 1970, M2-F3--crucial developing the shuttle--makes 1st powered flight
#Remembering Dr. Floyd Thompson (c) on his #birthday, who was Langley Center Director during early years of @NASA
For more great Apollo 12 photos, check out our Apollo 12 gallery on Flickr:
#NOW in 1969, Apollo 12 returns safely to the Earth, landing in the Pacific Ocean
#MBM An adult osprey guards its young. In the background is the 12,300-square-foot NASA logo painted on the VAB.
#NOW in 2002, STS-113 launches; the crew performed 3 spacewalks to help build the #ISS
#OTD in 1972, @esa launched its 1st of 7 Meteosats designed to help study climatology
#Today in 1960, Tiros 2 meteorological satellite launched to test experimental TV techniques