This Week In Space History


      Sunday June 20th:
            1996 Launch of STS-78 - Henricks, Kregel, Helms, Brady, Linnehan, Favier, Thirsk.
LMS Spacelab.
            2008 Jason-2 Ocean Surface Topography Mission launched with Poseidon 3 altimeter on a Delta.

      Monday June 21st:
            1993 Launch of STS-57 - Grabe, Duffy, Low, Sherlock, Wisoff, Janice Voss.
Spacehab-1, Eureca retrieve, EVA.
            2004 The first piloted spaceflight by a private company.
Scaled Composite's SpaceShip 1, flown by Mike Melville to 100.124 km.

      Tuesday June 22nd:
            1973 SkyLab-2 First Crew returns from 28 day mission.
            1976 Salyut-5 Launch. Military Earth observation.
            1978 Charon, Pluto's moon, discovered.
            2007 Landing of Atlantis, after mission STS-117, on Edwards runway 22 with S. Williams from Expedition 14/15.

      Wednesday June 23rd:

      Thursday June 24th:
            1982 Soyuz-T-6 Launch. Dzhanibekov,Ivanchenkov,Chretien. Docked with Salyut 6.
            1983 STS-7 Lands at Edwards Air Force Base.
            1985 STS 51-G Lands at Edwards Air Force Base.

      Friday June 25th:
            1959 Discoverer-4 Launch. 2nd stage fails to orbit.
            1974 Salyut-3 Launch. Military Earth observation.
            1986 Soyuz-T-15 Undocks from Salyut-7 for return to Mir.
            1992 Launch of STS-50 - Richards, Bowersox, Baker, Dunbar, Meade, Delucas, Trinh.
USML-1 Spacelab. 14 days.
            1997 Progress M-34 hits Mir, puts hole in Spectr Laboratory.
            2019 Return of Konononeko, McClain and Saint-Jacques aboard Soyuz MS-11 after 205 days.

      Saturday June 26th:
            1986 Soyuz-T-15 Re-docks with Mir.
            2003 Launch of Orbimage's OrbView-3 (Pegasus XL).
            2013 Return of Nie Haisheng, Zhang Xiaoguang, and Wang Yaping aboard Shenzhou 10 after 15 days.




Space history data compiled by Jay Apt.   Thanks to the following good sources:
TRW Space Log, NASA Glenn Research Center Space Calendar,
Rick von Glahn's CompuServe SpaceForum archive,
Jonathan's Space Report, and astronautix.com


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