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Week In Space

Monday 14 August 2017

  • SpaceX launch and re-landing. SpaceX will launch a cargo delivery to the ISS on its Falcon 9 rocket at 17:31 BST, and re-land the rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida. SpaceX is gearing up for the first launch of its new Falcon Heavy rocket in November.

Tuesday 15 August 2017

  • 1977 (40 years ago):

Wow! Signal detected. This was a strong radio pulse lasting 72 seconds, bearing hallmarks of the sort of signal an extra-terrestrial civilization would send. But it was never detected again. Its origin is still a mystery.

Saturday 19 August 2017

  • 1982 (35 years ago):

Second woman in space when Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya launches in Salyut 7.

Sunday 20 August 2017

  • 1977 (40 years ago):

Voyager 2 launched. Voyager 1 and 2 are now beyond the Solar System and are the furthest man-made objects from Earth.

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