|1960||Polaris first submerged firing.|
|1969||Apollo-11 LM Eagle lands; Armstrong-Aldrin on Moon 16:17:42 EDT.|
|1969||Apollo-11 Armstrong's first step on Moon (22:56 EDT). EVA 2 hours 13 minutes.|
|1976||Viking-1 Lander touchdown. Now on Mars surface.|
|1961||Launch of Mercury 4 - Grissom (118.3 nm, 15 min 37 sec) "Liberty Bell 7"|
|1973||USSR Mars-4 Launched to Mars orbit.|
|1975||Soyuz-19 Lands at Kazakh, USSR.|
|2011||Landing of Atlantis, after STS-135, the last Space Shuttle mission, on KSC runway 15.|
125,935,769 miles traveled, 4,848 orbits of the planet and 307 days aloft on 33 missions.
Space Shuttle program:
818 seats to orbit for 347 people from 18 countries.
77 large and 44 small satellites deployed in orbit, total mass 231 tonnes.
24 major Space Station components launched, total mass 232 tonnes.
46 dockings with Mir and ISS
31 satellite rendezvous/retrieval/captures
|1962||Mariner-1 Launch. Veered off course. Destroyed.|
|1969||Apollo-11 Columbia powers out of lunar orbit. Return to Earth.|
|1972||Venera-8 Probe lands and returns data.|
|1987||Soyuz TM-3 Launch. Viktorenko, Alexandrov (Bulgarian), Faris. To MIR.|
|1993||Soyuz TM-16 lands. Manakov (179d), Poleshchuk (179d), Haignere (20d).|
|2015||Launch of Soyuz TMA-17M with Kononeko, Yui, and Lindgren to join ISS Expedition 44/45.|
|1972||Landsat-1 Launch. (aka ERTS 1)|
|1980||Soyuz-37/36 Launch. Gorbatko, Tuan (Viet.). Dock with Salyut-6.|
|1999||Launch of STS-93 - Collins, Ashby, Coleman, Hawley, Tognini. |
Deployed Chandra X-Ray observatory.
|1969||Apollo-11 Splashdown. Humans' first return from landing on another world.|
|1975||US Apollo-Soyuz Splashdown. Hydrazine fumes contamitation in cockpit.|
|1973||USSR Mars-5 Launched to Mars orbit.|
|1958||Explorer-4 Launch. Mapped Project Argus radiation.|
|1963||SynCom-2 First successful GEO ComSat. Relays Japan '64 Olympics.|
|1971||Launch of Apollo 15 - Scott, Worden, Irwin.|
|1975||Soyuz-18B Lands. 63 days in orbit aboard Salyut-4.|
|1975||China-3 Launch. Purpose undetermined.|
|2005||Launch of STS-114, Discovery, 30 months after Columbia's final launch.|
Collins, J. Kelly, Robinson, Thomas, Lawrence, Camarda, Noguchi.
Substantial foam loss from ET.