On this day in 1885 - November 27th - the first known photograph of a meteor was taken.
Austro-Hungarian astronomer Ladislaus Weinek caught a 7mm-long trail at his Prague observing station during the Andromedid meteor shower. (Since the 19th century the Andromedids have faded so much that they're no longer generally visible to the naked eye.)
On this day in 2017 - November 28th - the Voyager team completed a successful test of Voyager 1's trajectory correction maneuver (TCM) thrusters.
Before that the last time the backup thrusters were fired up was in November 1980. The team thinks that successful use of the TCM thrusters will extend the mission by an additional two to three years. Voyager 1 is now in interstellar space, and light or radio signals take nearly 21 hours to reach Earth from there.
On this day in 1967 - November 29th - Australia became the 4th nation to launch a satellite from its own territory.
The satellite (Wresat) was a joint venture of the Weapons Research Establishment and the University of Adelaide's Physics Department. It collected and sent back data about the composition of the upper atmosphere for 73 orbits.
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