This Week In Space History


      Sunday November 19th:
            1969 Apollo-12 Conrad, Bean land in Oceanus Procellarum.
            1996 Launch of STS-80 - Cockrell, Rominger, Musgrave, Jernigan, Jones.
Orfeus-Spas, Wake Shield.
            1997 Launch of STS-87 - Kregel, Lindsey, Scott, Chawla, Doi, Kadenyuk (Ukranian).
Failed Spartan Deploy; EVA to retrieve it.
            2012 Return of Malenchenko, S. Williams, and Hoshide aboard Soyuz TMA-05M after 127 days.
            2016 Launch of GOES R (GOES 16), the first in a new series of NOAA weather satellites

      Monday November 20th:
            1959 Discoverer-8 Launch. Capsule lost.
            1975 Explorer-55 Launch. Atmoshpere explorers look at pollution.
            1998 Zarya Launch. First modeule of ISS.
            2004 Launch of Swift Gamma Ray Burst Explorer.

      Tuesday November 21st:
            1964 Explorer-24/25 Launch. 3rd & 4th in series of air density experiments.
            1985 Soyuz-T-14 Lands! Vasyutin became ill. Mission ended after 65 days.

      Wednesday November 22nd:
            1989 Launch of STS-33 - F. Gregory, Blaha, Musgrave, Carter, K. Thornton. DoD mission.
            2011 Return of Volkov, Fossum, and Furukawa aboard Soyuz TMA-02M after 169 days.

      Thursday November 23rd:
            1983 Soyuz-T-9 Lands. 149 days.
            2014 Launch of Soyuz TMA-15M. Shkaplerov, Virts, and Cristoforetti to join ISS Expedition 42/43.

      Friday November 24th:
            1969 Apollo-12 Splashdown 10 days 4 hours.
            1991 Launch of STS-44 - F. Gregory, Henricks, Musgrave, Jim Voss, Runco, Hennen.
Defense Support Program Satellite.
            2002 Launch of STS-113. Weatherbee, Lockhart, Herrington, Lopez-Alegria.
Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit (ISS Expedition 6). ISS Assembly Flight 11A P1 Truss.

      Saturday November 25th:




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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