This Week In Space History


      Thursday January 18th:
            1986 STS 61-C Lands at Edwards Air Force Base.

      Friday January 19th:
            1965 Gemini-2 Launch. unpiloted test of heat shield.
            1993 STS-54 Lands at Kennedy Space Center.
            2006 Launch of New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto (2015) and beyond, to Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 (2019).

      Saturday January 20th:

      Sunday January 21st:

      Monday January 22nd:
            1968 Apollo-5 Launch. Unpiloted test of LM in LEO.
            1975 Landsat-2 Launch.
            1992 Launch of STS-42 - Grabe, Oswald, Thagard, Readdy, Hilmers, Bondar, Merbold.
IML-1 Spacelab.
            1998 Launch of STS-89 - Wilcutt, Edwards, Anderson, Dunbar, Reilly, Sharipov,
Thomas (to Mir), Wolf (return). Sixth Mir docking flight. First dinosaur (fossil) in space.

      Tuesday January 23rd:

      Wednesday January 24th:
            1985 Launch of STS 51-C - Mattingly, Shriver, Onizuka, Buchli, Payton.
            1986 Voyager-2 Flyby of Uranus.
            1993 Soyuz TM-16 Launch. Manakov, Poleshchuk.




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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