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2001: A space memorabilia odyssey

As scheduled on December 31, 2000


January
9

Second test flight of China's Shenzhou spacecraft

24

Launch of Progress spacecraft to begin deorbit of Mir

27

Arrival of Libery Bell 7 at Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, New Jersey

28

15th anniversary of Space Shuttle Challenger explosion

31

30th anniversary of Apollo 14

31

40th anniversary of Mercury-Redstone 2 (Ham the chimpanzee)

February
TBA

Release of "Red Moon" by Michael Cassutt

6

STS-98 / ISS-5A launch (crew: Kenneth Cockrell, Mark Polansky, Robert Curbeam, Thomas Jones, Marsha Ivins)

6

10th anniversary of Salyut-7 reentry

19

15th anniversary of Mir Space Station

March
1

Release of "Flight: My Life in Mission Control" by Christopher Columbus Kraft

1

STS-102 / ISS-5A.1 launch (crew: James Wetherbee, James Kelly, Andy Thomas, Paul Richards, James Voss, Susan Helms, Yury Usachev)

6

Mir Space Station to be deorbited

15

Christie's (South Kensington, London) "Aviation Photographs and Space Memorabilia" auction

16

35th anniversary of Gemini 8

31

Release of "Relics of the Space Race, 3rd Edition" by Russell Still

April
TBA

Release of "Moon Lander: How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module" by Thomas Kelly

TBA

Release of "The Art of Chesley Bonestell" by Ron Miller and Frederick C. Durant, III

7

Mars Odyssey launch

12

40th anniversary of Vostok 1

12

20th anniversary of STS-1

19

STS-100 / ISS-6A launch (crew: Kent Rominger, Jeff Ashby, Chris Hadfield, John Phillips, Scott Parazynski, Umberto Guidoni, Yuri Lonchakov)

19

30th anniversary of Salyut 1

21

7th Annual Space Unit NYC Chapter Space Show (Queens, New York)

30

Possible launch of American space tourist Dennis Tito on Soyuz to ISS

May
3

Space Day (US)

5

40th anniversary of Mercury-Redstone 3 (Freedom 7)

5/6

Superior Galleries space memorabilia auction

17

STS-104 / ISS-7A launch (crew: Steven Lindsey, Charles Hobaugh, Michael Gernhardt, James Reilly, Janet Kavandi)

25

40th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's 'moon goal' speech

June
3

35th anniversary of Gemini 9

21

STS-105 / ISS-7A.1 launch (crew: Scott Horowitz, Rick Sturckow, Daniel Barry, Patrick Forrester, Frank Culbertson, Vladimir Dezhurov, Mikhail Turin)

23

Arrival of Libery Bell 7 at St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri

30

30th anniversary of Soyuz 11 tragedy

July
18

35th anniversary of Gemini 10

20

20th anniversary of Viking 1

20 2nd anniversary of collectSPACE.com
21

40th anniversary of Mercury-Redstone 4 (Liberty Bell 7)

26

30th anniversary of Apollo 15

August
2

STS-107 launch (Rick Husband, William McCool, Michael Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Laurel Clark, Ilan Ramon)

6

40th anniversary of Vostok 2

17

35th anniversary of Pioneer 7

September
8

35th anniversary of Star Trek

12

35th anniversary of Gemini 11

29

Arrival of Libery Bell 7 at The Tech Museum, San Jose, California

October
TBA

Association of Space Explorers Planetary Congress, Astana, Kazakhstan

4

Beginning of World Space Week

4

STS-108 / ISS-UF1 launch (crew: TBA)

November
TBA

Superior Galleries space memorabilia auction

11

35th annivesary of Gemini 12

December
Also expected in 2001...
TBA

Release of Scott Carpenter's memoirs

TBA

Release of Guenter Wendt's biography

TBA

Many, many astronaut appearances!


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