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This Day in Spaceflight History

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On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 crew consisting of Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and Neil Armstrong lifted off in a Saturn V rocket on their trip to the Moon on the most ambitious journey ever attempted by humankind.

Make sure to check back every day or so on this post for an update! :)

 

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Edited by The Raging Sandwich
June

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And on this same day in 2016, our thoughts go out to the millions of Kerbonauts who have caused unintentional meteor showers and/or fireworks in their attempts to reach the Mun. Legends say that each time you see a meteor streak across the sky, an explosion was recorded around a far-off planet reminiscent to our own somewhere in the depths of the cosmos—a planet of little green creatures with lofty ambitions to go further and discover treasures mightier than their wildest dreams. 

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On July 17, 1975, the American Apollo spacecraft linked up to the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft for the first time in history in an attempt to create a limited amount of peace to the two rival nations. 

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I was chewing my fingernails waiting for an update to the Apollo 11 mission :-)

Who/what shot the foto of the docked spacecrafts ?

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10 hours ago, Green Baron said:

Who/what shot the foto of the docked spacecrafts ?

Secret third Chinese spacecraft? :P JK I was wondering that too.

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21 hours ago, Green Baron said:

Who/what shot the foto of the docked spacecrafts ?

I found the image on Google Images, so I really have no idea where it actually came from. My best guess is that its a screenshot from a video about the Apollo/Soyuz mission, so that picture wasn't actually taken during the mission. :confused:

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That picture is a recreation. There are pics of both spacecraft taken from each other, but no pictures of them docked together from the outside, for obvious reasons.

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On July 18, 1921, the first American to orbit the Earth, John Glenn was born. 

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On July 18, 1966, Gemini 10 blasted off into Earth orbit for a three day mission. Onboard were Michael Collins and John Young.

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On July 18, 2009, Space Shuttle Endeavour docked to the ISS. This docking resulted in the most amount of people in one place in orbit at the same time: 13.

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4 minutes ago, Nibb31 said:

That picture is a recreation. There are pics of both spacecraft taken from each other, but no pictures of them docked together from the outside, for obvious reasons.

That's what I thought.

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^^^Note that the ISS image above was taken from a Soyuz after undocking.

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58 minutes ago, The Raging Sandwich said:

I found the image on Google Images, so I really have no idea where it actually came from. My best guess is that its a screenshot from a video about the Apollo/Soyuz mission, so that picture wasn't actually taken during the mission. :confused:

And i thought one of them got out to take a photo for later proof ... ;-)

Thanks, @The Raging Sandwich, nice thread !

 

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On July 19, 1950, the first attempted launch in Cape Canaveral took place. Sadly, the main chamber did not ignite causing the launch to be scrubbed.

 

On July 19, 1966, U.S. astronaut Michael Collins did his first EVA on Gemini 10.

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On July 20, 1962, the announcement was made that the Mission Control Center would be based in Houston.

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On July 20, 1969, Luna 15 crashed on the Moon upon landing, failing to beat America in their goals.

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On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon, signifying that America was the top leader in space.

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On July 20, 1976, the Viking 1 landed on Mars. It was the first spacecraft to land on Mars successfully and do its whole mission.

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On July 21, 1933, one of the first German rockets- the Nebel, sets off on a 197-foot flight. Its oxidizer valve fails to open sending the rocket into a neaby lake to be recovered.

On July 21, 1961, astronaut Gus Grissom was launched into space on a suborbital flight on a Mercury Redstone rocket.

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On July 21, 1966, the Gemini 10 crew return to Earth after a three day mission.

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On July 21, 2011, the very last STS mission ends with the landing of the Atlantis.

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On July 22, 1969, the Apollo 11 crew set an escape trajectory out of the Moon to return to Earth.

On July 22, 1995, STS-70 lands back at Earth.

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On July 22, 2006, the Cassini spacecraft did a flyby of Saturn's moon Titan.

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On July 23, 1994, STS-65 lands back at Cape Canaveral.

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On July 23, 1995, comet Hale-Bopp was discovered.

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On July 23, 1999, STS-93 was launched.

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11 minutes ago, UmbralRaptor said:

More importantly, it was carrying the Chandra x-ray telescope.

Yesterday I was researching STS-93 and I was going to include something about the Chandra x-ray telescope but I completely forgot! Normally I write a short and condensed version about the event on a sheet of paper and I didn't include it.

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Kind of feel proud my birthday is July 16th.... 1960 .... I saw the Moon landing semi live.......**

** New Zealand didn't have a Satellite receiving station that year (did soon after) so the Royal New Zealand Air Force flew Skyhawks between Sydney, Australia, and Auckland with cannisters of film (pre video) ... so what we saw was a few hours late... so.... semi live.....

It was that event which convinced our Government to build a receiving station ... now we have them all over the place....

 

EDIT: Yes, and by God, I feel old now... :(

Edited by kiwi1960

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11 minutes ago, kiwi1960 said:

Kind of feel proud my birthday is July 16th.... 1960 .... I saw the Moon landing semi live.......**

** New Zealand didn't have a Satellite receiving station that year (did soon after) so the Royal New Zealand Air Force flew Skyhawks between Sydney, Australia, and Auckland with cannisters of film (pre video) ... so what we saw was a few hours late... so.... semi live.....

It was that event which convinced our Government to build a receiving station ... now we have them all over the place....

 

EDIT: Yes, and by God, I feel old now... :(

I wasn't alive yet, so the next best thing to seeing it live is my parents telling me about it. (And watching videos on Youtube.)

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1 minute ago, The Raging Sandwich said:

I wasn't alive yet, so the next best thing to seeing it live is my parents telling me about it. (And watching videos on Youtube.)

Well..... black and white.... and the resolution was crap... You had to pick out the Astronauts who were in white from another shade of white... LOL

The following landings were much better... I read a book on the Apollo history recently which said, at the time, they used a modem between Houston and Cape Kennedy which, at the time, boasted a super fast speed of 2Kps .... LOL

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On July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 capsule returned to Earth with Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and Neil Armstrong, fulfilling Kennedy's challenge.

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On July 24, 1975, the Apollo ASTP (Apollo Soyuz Test Project) returned to Earth with Tom Stafford, Vance Brand, and Deke Slayton.

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Whoa whoa whoa, slow down. Does this mean that the planet Bop was named after the comet Hale-Bopp?

Hmmmm. Food for thought. 

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