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Re: 2017: Astronomy and Space on this day [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #917086
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On this day in 1907 - January 12th - Sergei Korolev was born.

Korolev was the mastermind behind the development of the Soviet space program. Even his name was a state secret and he was only referred to as the Chief Designer. Find out more about the Soviet space program.

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On this day in 2005 - January 12th - NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft was launched.

Deep Impact was the first space mission designed to study the interior composition of a comet.


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On this day in 1610 - January 13th – Galileo was able to identify all four of Jupiter's large moons.

The fourth moon was the one now named Ganymede. Click to find out more about Jupiter's Galilean Moons.

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Re: 2017: Astronomy and Space on this day [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #917136
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On this day in 1978 - January 13th – NASA selected the first women as astronaut trainees.

In 1983 Sally Ride became the first American woman to go into space, only twenty years after Valentina Tereshkova's flight.


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Re: 2017: Astronomy and Space on this day [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #917157
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On this day in 2005 - January 14th – ESA's Huygens probe landed on Saturn's moon Titan.

Huygens made an important contribution to our knowledge of Titan. Here are 4 pictures taken at different altitudes as the probe approached the surface of the moon.




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On this day in 1916 - January 14th – four women finally won the right to be elected to fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society in London, recognizing their achievement in astronomy and geophysics.

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On this day in 2006 - January 15th – NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned with samples of comet dust.

Stardust was the first sample return mission to a comet.

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On this day in 2015 - January 16th – the British Beagle 2 lander was found on Mars.

Beagle 2 was last heard from on Christmas Day 2003. We now know that the entry, descent and landing sequence worked. However it failed to deploy correctly and was unable to communicate. Beagle 2 - Lost and Found

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On this day in 2002 - January 18th – Gemini South Observatory was dedicated in Chile.

Together with the Gemini North Observatory in Hawaii they give almost complete coverage of the sky.

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On this day in 1747 - January 19th – Johann Bode was born.

His name lives on in "Bode's Law", but he was a celestial cartographer who, amazingly, created two influential celestial atlases.


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