logo
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 25 of 55 1 2 23 24 25 26 27 54 55
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
.
On this day in 1858 – June 2nd – Italian astronomer Giovanni Battista Donati first observed the comet that bears his name.

Comet Donati, formally designated C/1858 L1 and 1858 VI, was one of the most brilliant comets of the 19th century. It inspired artists and poets and was also the first comet to be photographed, though the photograph has been lost.
.

Sponsored Post Advertisement
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
.
On this day in 1930 – June 2nd – Apollo astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Conrad was the commander of the Apollo 12 mission and the third person to walk on the Moon.
.

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
.
On this day in 1955 – June 2nd – the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan became operational.

It was from here that the first satellite to orbit the Earth was launched, and Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the Earth, was launched into space. It is still the world's largest space launch facility.
.

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
.
On this day in 1977 – June 2nd – 14 delegates from nations around the world plus the UN Secretary-General recorded greetings for the Voyager space probes' golden record.

Voyagers 1 and 2 were launched a month apart later in the year. Decades later Voyager 1 became the first probe to cross the heliopause into interstellar space.
.

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
.
On this day in 2003 – June 2nd – ESA's MarsExpress was launched, the first European space mission to go to the Red Planet.

Two decades later, the orbiter is still at work in the Martian sky.
.

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
.
On this day in 1948 – June 3rd – the 200-inch Hale telescope was dedicated at Palomar Observatory in California.

The telescope was a marvel of design and precision engineering, and the largest in the world for several decades.
.

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
.
On this day in 2000 – June 4th – the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory reentered the atmosphere.

The observatory, part of NASA's Great Observatories series, detected high energy photons. It reentered the atmosphere in a controlled deorbit.
.

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
.
On this day in 1819 – June 5th – British mathematician and astronomer John Couch Adams was born in Laneast, Cornwall.

His most famous achievement was predicting the existence and position of Neptune, using mathematics. But Urbain LeVerrier had independently made the calculations and the planet was discovered using LeVerrier's calculations. (Who discovered Neptune?).
.

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
.
On this day in 1971 – June 6th – Soyuz 11 was launched with the first crew to occupy the Salyut 1 space station.

Salyut 1 was the very first space station - it was launched into low earth orbit by the Soviet Union in April 1971.
.

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Modern Day Human
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,033
Likes: 30
.
On this day in 1992 – June 7th – the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) was launched.

This NASA space telescope was the first one designed especially for the short-wave ultraviolet range. It compiled an all-sky survey of 801 astronomical targets.
.

Page 25 of 55 1 2 23 24 25 26 27 54 55

Moderated by  Mona - Astronomy 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Brand New Posts
Donald Sutherland Dead at 88
by Angela - Drama Movies - 06/20/24 07:15 PM
Psalm for the day
by Angie - 06/19/24 09:50 PM
Decorative Machine Buttonholes
by Cheryl - Sewing Editor - 06/19/24 04:49 PM
Inspiration Quote
by Angie - 06/19/24 10:13 AM
Girl 27 - New Film Review
by Angela - Drama Movies - 06/16/24 04:13 PM
2024 - on this day in the past ...
by Angie - 06/15/24 09:22 PM
New Film From "Blackfish" Director
by Angela - Drama Movies - 06/14/24 06:31 PM
Fun Western Wear
by Cheryl - Sewing Editor - 06/12/24 03:50 PM
Curiosity and Learning
by Angie - 06/11/24 08:37 PM
A Designed Container Garden
by Angie - 06/11/24 08:24 PM
Sponsor
Safety
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!
Privacy
This forum uses cookies to ensure smooth navigation from page to page of a thread. If you choose to register and provide your email, that email is solely used to get your password to you and updates on any topics you choose to watch. Nothing else. Ask with any questions!


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2022 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5