|1945||Von Braun arrives in the US under "Operation Paperclip".|
|1956||Jupiter C first launch. Test for nose-cone materials.|
|1957||Thor first launch.|
|1966||Surveyor-2 Launch. Crashed on Moon. Decent engine malfunction.|
|1992||STS-47 makes a perfect landing at KSC, with Hoot Gibson flying.|
|1974||Mariner-10 2nd flyby of Mercury (29,827 miles).|
|2003||Galileo orbiter enters Jupiter atmosphere (planned destruction to avoid contaminating Jovian moons).|
|2006||Landing of Atlantis, after mission STS-115, on KSC runway 33.|
|1993||Frank Culbertson flies Discovery to the first night landing at Kennedy Space Center, |
ending STS-51's 10-day flight.
|2014||Maven space probe enters Mars orbit to study atmospheric evolution.|
|1999||Mars Climate Orbiter lost due to poor navigation and subsequent unplanned entry into atmosphere.|
|1970||Luna-16 Lands on Earth with Lunar sample cargo.|
|1973||SkyLab-3 2nd Crew Returns after 59 day mission.|
|1992||Launch of Mars Observer.|
|1997||Launch of STS-86 - Weatherbee, Bloomfield, Parazynski, Titov, Chretien, Lawrence, |
Wolf (to Mir), Foale (return).
|2008||Shenzhou 7 launch. Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng.|
|2010||Return of Skvortsov, Kornienko, and Dyson aboard Soyuz TMA-18 after 178 days.|
|2013||Launch of Soyuz TMA-10M. Kotov, Ryanzanskiy, and Hopkins to join ISS Expedition 37/38.|
|2014||Launch of Soyuz TMA-14M. Samokutyaev, Serova, and Wilmore to join ISS Expedition 41/42.|
|1996||Landing of STS-79 at Kennedy Space Center (runway 15). |
Shannon Lucid sets 188-day US record.