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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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November 2, 2000

On November 2, 2000 was the last time all humans were on the planet together. Since then at least one person has remained on the international space station at all times. And yes, being on an airplane while it’s flying … Continue reading

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September 22, 1979

On September 22, 1979 a bright flash, now known as the Vela Incident, was observed in the Indian Ocean near Prince Edward Islands. It was detected by the American Vela satellite which carried various sensors designed to detect nuclear explosions … 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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November 19, 2017

On November 19, 2017, a 400 meters long and reddish object, that unfortunately was shaped liked a massive coprolite was detected by scientists. Because of its speed, it was determined that this object, subsequently named Oumuamua, did not originate in … Continue reading

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January 7, 1985

On January 7, 1985, Japan launched its first interplanetary spacecraft, named the Sakigake. This was the first deep space probe launched by a nation not named the United States or the USSR. To the disappointment of future anime fans, the … Continue reading

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June 27, 1978

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1978 the US launched Seasat, an experimental ocean surveillance satellite. Each day Seasat makes 14 orbits of Earth and in 36 hours is able to monitor nearly 96% of the oceanic surface. The satellite’s … Continue reading

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July 21, 1969

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1969, Buzz Aldrin became the second man to set foot on the moon, and the first to urinate. Why? He was a man. It’s what we do.

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April 21, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997 the ashes of Timothy Leary and Gene Roddenberry were launched into orbit around the Earth. Gene’s ashes were launched because of his desire to closer to space and the next Final Frontier. Timothy … Continue reading

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November 16, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1974 the first intentional interstellar radio message was sent by the Arecibo telescope towards M41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away. Thirty years later in 2004 the text of the message … Continue reading

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