Tag Archives: NASA

November 6, 1973

On November 6, 1973, NASA’a Pioneer 10 spacecraft began photographing Jupiter. Jupiter was reluctant at first, but Pioneer 10 promised that it would only take tasteful, professional photos and would allow Jupiter to decide on which photos would be shown … Continue reading

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August 21, 1993

On August 21, 1993, the ‘Mars Observer’, a robotic space probe launched by NASA went dark three days prior to orbital insertion around Mars. It was supposed to study the Martian surface, atmosphere, climate and magnetic field. But… Continue reading

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July 15, 1972

On July 15, 1972, NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft became the first to enter the asteroid belt. NASA engineers spent several nerve-wracking hours dodging asteroids to successfully navigate this dangerous area of space… Continue reading

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December 24, 1968

On December 24, 1968, three days after launching, Apollo 8 reached the moon. It was crewed by astronauts James Lovell, William Anders and Frank Borman. They orbited the moon ten times before successfully returning to Earth. They proved the moon … Continue reading

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December 11, 1972

On December 11, 1972 Astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt of the Apollo 17 lunar mission became the last two people to walk on the Moon. Their footprints and the initials of Gene Cernan’s daughter are still there. Yes, the … Continue reading

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November 29, 1961

On November 29, 1961, Enos, an American chimpanzee was launched into space by NASA. He was the third hominid and first chimpanzee to achieve Earth orbit. The first two hominids were Soviet astronauts Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov. The Americans … Continue reading

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October 29, 1991

On October 29, 1991, the asteroid 951 Gaspra was surprised while taking a shower by the American spacecraft Galileo. The spacecraft asked Gaspra if it has taken the Lord Jesus Christ as its personal savior. It then tried to leave … Continue reading

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June 14, 1949

On June 14, 1949, Albert II, a rhesus monkey, rode a V-2 rocket to an altitude of 83 miles, becoming the first ‘MONKEY IN SPACE’. Albert II asked what happened to Albert I, a year earlier. NASA informed him that … Continue reading

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April 30, 2015

On April 30, 2015, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft crashed into the surface of Mercury. The space-probe sent back more than 270,000 pictures to earth during its journey. GEICO refused to pay on NASA’s accident claim. NASA claimed that Mercury just jumped … Continue reading

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February 15, 2013

On February 15, 2013 a meteor exploded over Russia, bringing back memories of the Tunguska Event, when a meteor exploded over the Siberian Forest on June 30, 1908.  Although the Chelyabinsk falling space rock did not cause the super-enormous damage … Continue reading

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