. On this day in 1970 – September 3rd – NASA cancelled the last two planned lunar landings.
Apollo 18 and Apollo 19 were officially cancelled following cuts to NASA's budget for 1971. The Cold War political point had been made and the public had also lost interest after the excitement of Apollo 11.
. On this day in 1908 – September 5th – Edoardo Amaldi, Italian cosmic-ray physicist, was born.
The reconstruction of the Italian scientific environment after World War II was due almost entirely to Amaldi, and he was one of the founding fathers of the European Space Research Organisation which would later become the European Space Agency (ESA).
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!