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From: Brussels, Belgium
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posted 12-08-2012 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Almost New Year (or should we say Nerd Year) and time for a listing of anniversaries for the year 2013:
  • First detection Gamma-rays (1973) and first Infrared (IRAS) and X-ray astronomy satellites (EXOSAT): 1983
  • First HST servicing mission - STS-61: 1993
  • 40th anniversary Launch NASA Skylab: 1973

    50th anniversaries - 1963

  • First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova
  • First geostationary satellite Syncom 2
  • Astronomer Maarten Schmidt's redshift quasar 3C273
  • 80th anniversary of the BIS - British Interplanetary Society


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posted 12-08-2012 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
50th anniversary of Faith 7


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From: Syracuse, New York, USA
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posted 12-08-2012 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's not space, but he place a role in it... Kennedy assassination.

Jay Chladek

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posted 12-09-2012 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS-107's 10th anniversary (unfortunately). That one is likely going to get a fair amount of publicity come January/February.

I have debated perhaps heading down to Hemphill, Texas to the Remembering Columbia museum to see how they will honor that day. But I likely won't have the money to do so. But they usually have a public event to mark the anniversary of the day the lives of many in East Texas changed.


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posted 12-10-2012 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
30th Anniversary of STS-7 and STS-8:

First American woman (Sally Ride) and black (Guy Bluford) in space.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 01-01-2013 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2013: New year in space exploration history

"Spaceship" Earth has completed another revolution around the sun, and has set off on another 365 day, 583 million mile (940 million kilometer) journey across time and space.

Over the past year, humankind's efforts to push further out into the solar system have resulted in launching the first commercial spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station, landing a car-size rover on Mars, docking the first Chinese manned spacecraft and sending 18 people to live and work off the planet.

In 2012, two probes completed the most detailed map of the moon's gravity and North Korea (controversially) joined the nations that have lofted a satellite into space.

Over the next 12 months, more commercial spacecraft will visit the station, new probes will be launched to the moon and Mars, and if all goes as planned, the first spacecraft created to fly paying tourists on suborbital spaceflights will leave the Earth's atmosphere for the first time.

As these and other firsts enter history, they will join a half century of international space milestones. Looking ahead into the year, 2013 will mark several key anniversaries for the events of the previous five decades of human activity outside the Earth...


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posted 01-01-2013 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
50th anniversary of the selection of the third group of astronauts (October 1963), a group that included 4 moon walkers and 4 who were killed before making a space flight.

On edit - also 40th anniversary of the Skylab flights, the launch of three and the landing of two.

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