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The moon rock was chipped off from a basalt boulder in the Hadley-Apennine landing site on 01 August 1971 by the Apollo 15 astronauts, David R. Scott and James B. Irwin. A large panorama shows this location on the moon. The Technik Museum Speyer is Continue Reading

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The Space Shuttle disaster was a fatal incident in the United States space program that occurred on February 1, 2003, when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it re-entered the atmosphere, killing all seven crew members. The disaster was the second fatal accident in the Continue Reading

The mission consisted of a satellite containing gamma-ray detectors, which was launched by NASA on behalf of the ESRO on August 9, 1975. The mission was completed on April 25, 1982, after the satellite had been operational for more than 6.5 years, four years longer Continue Reading

The Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2, launched on December 7, 1968. An Atlas-Centaur rocket launched it into a nearly circular 750-kilometre altitude Earth orbit. Data was collected in ultraviolet on many sources including comets, planets, and galaxies. It had two major instrument sets facing in opposite Continue Reading

China became the third country in the world to have independent human spaceflight capability after the Soviet Union and the United States. Shenzhou 5 was the first human spaceflight mission of the Chinese space program, launched on 15 October 2003. Shenzhou was launched on a Continue Reading

The squirrel monkey who was to become known as Miss Baker was purchased at a pet shop in Miami, Florida, and brought to the Naval Aviation Medical School in Pensacola. Miss Baker was a squirrel monkey who became, along with rhesus macaque Miss Able, one Continue Reading

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