|1868||Helium discovered (on the sun).|
|1960||Discoverer-14 Launch. Capsule recovered mid-air by plane.|
|1985||Suisei Launched to Halley's comet. Japan.|
|1959||Discoverer-6 Launch. Capsule lost.|
|1960||Sputnik-5 Launch. 2nd Vostok test.Belka and Strelka(dogs) recovered.|
|1979||Soyuz-32/34 Lands. 175 days at Salyut-6.|
|1982||Soyuz-T-7/T-5 Launch. Popov,Serebrov,Savitskaya. Docked with Salyut 7.|
|1983||China-13 Launch. Possible operational recon sat.|
|1953||Redstone first test launch.|
|1975||Viking-1 Launched to Mars for landing.|
|1977||Voyager-2 Launched for Tour of the Outer Planets.|
|1965||Launch of Gemini 5 - Cooper, Conrad (100 x 215 nm, 32.6 deg, 128 orbits)|
|1972||OAO-3 Launch. Orbiting Astronomical Observatory. Copernicus.|
|1993||Contact lost with Mars Observer spacecraft 3 days prior to Mars orbit |
insertion burn. Probable propellant explosion at pressurization.
|2007||Landing of Endeavour, after mission STS-118, on KSC runway 15.|
|2001||Return of ISS Expedition 2 crew after 167 days, aboard STS-105.|
Usachev, J.Voss, and Helms.
|2003||Brazilian VLS-1 (s/n 3) explodes on the pad, killing 21|
Probably solid rocket booster inadvertent ignition.
|2014||Failed launch of the first two full operational capability Galileo navigation satellites.|
Fregatt stage problem left them in an unusable orbit,
due to a design error that failed to require thermal separation of cryo line from a hydrazine line.
|1961||Ranger-1 test Launch. Agena fails to restart.|
|1958||Explorer-5 Launch. Upper stage malfunction. Fails to orbit.|
|1966||Luna-11 Launched to Lunar orbit.|
|1976||Soyuz-21 Lands! Night time. Possible emergency evacuation after 48 days aboard Salyut-6.|
|1983||China-13 Re-entry vehicle recovered.|
|2012||Death of Neil A. Armstrong at age 82.|