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This Day in Spaceflight History

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On July 25, 1973, the Soviet Union launched their Mars 5 spacecraft.

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On July 25, 2001, STS-104 landed at Cape Canaveral.

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That steampunk drawing of the sowjet probe reminds me of Jules Verne ... :-)

 

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On July 26, 1958, the Explorer 4 satellite launched.

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On July 26, 1971, Apollo 15 launched with David Scott, Al Worden, and James Irwin.

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On July 26, 2005, STS-114 launched into orbit.

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The Explorer 4 drawing looks like they commandeered a Minuteman ICBM to put it into orbit.

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I dont know if you hate the Soviets, or July was just not the time for soviet rockets. Because the thing you said about the Luna 15 is pretty negative to Ruskiland.

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2 hours ago, NSEP said:

I dont know if you hate the Soviets, or July was just not the time for soviet rockets. Because the thing you said about the Luna 15 is pretty negative to Ruskiland.

Just stating facts. 

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Just now, The Raging Sandwich said:

Just stating facts. 

Ok, no problem mate

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What does everyone think I should do when we finally reach next year's Apollo 11 anniversary (when I started this thread)? Should I do the whole thing over or start something new?

Just thinkin' ahead! :)

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1 minute ago, The Raging Sandwich said:

What does everyone think I should do when we finally reach next year's Apollo 11 anniversary (when I started this thread)? Should I do the whole thing over or start something new?

Just thinkin' ahead! :)

Did anything happen on July 20, 2016?

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Just now, cubinator said:

Did anything happen on July 20, 2016?

No, as far as I know. I started this off as a post about the Apollo 11 mission, but I took it one step further for a year long project. I'm wondering if when I finally get to July 20, 2017, if I should keep doing this or not.

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Sadly, Mars 5 didn't work well. If we think of the CCCP as Charlie Brown, Mars is the kite eating tree.

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On July 28, 1960, the Apollo Program was officially announced to the public.

On July 28, 1973, the crew of the Skylab 3 mission was launched.

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On July 28, 1999, STS-93 landed back at Cape Canaveral. (That's the reentry in the background.)

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I like this thread. This is a good thread.

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6 hours ago, linkxsc said:

I like this thread. This is a good thread.

Thanks!

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On July 29, 1960, Mercury MA-1 launched.

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On July 29, 1984, Soyuz T-12 landed.

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On July 29, 1985, STS-51-f launched.

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Half a fleet is waiting for an american capsule plunging in the water. In russia it's just a helicopter and two policemen looking for something to bring home for the children :D

 

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3 hours ago, Green Baron said:

Half a fleet is waiting for an american capsule plunging in the water. In russia it's just a helicopter and two policemen looking for something to bring home for the children :D

 

That and a couple of cameramen! 

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On July 30, 1971, Apollo 15 crew Dave Scott and James Irwin landed on the Moon.

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On July 30, 1987, Soyuz TM-2 landed back at Earth.

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On July 31, 1969, Mariner 6 did a flyby of Mars. Another Mariner probe would flyby just 4 days later.

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On July 31, 1980, Soyuz 36 landed back to Earth.

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On July 31, 1992, STS-46 launched from Cape Canaveral.

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On July 31, 1999, the Lunar Prospector crashed into the Moon after its mission had ended.

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On August 1, 1967, the U.S. Lunar Orbiter 5 probe was launched.

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On August 1, 2002, the White Knight was flown for the first time.

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If you want to keep this thing going, I suggest limiting yourself to one fact per day.

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1 hour ago, Dman979 said:

If you want to keep this thing going, I suggest limiting yourself to one fact per day.

I was going to finally stop doing this on July 16, 2017 when I have been doing this for a year.

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Check it out, you got pinned!

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2 hours ago, cubinator said:

Check it out, you got pinned!

AWESOME!

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