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Week In Space

Monday 22nd May 2017

  • 1969 (48 years ago):

Apollo 10 flies within 9 miles of Moon surface, in a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing.

Thursday 25th May 2017

  • 1961 (56 years ago):

Kennedy announces America’s intention to put man on the Moon. “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”

Friday 26th May 2017

  • 1951 (66 years ago):

Sally Ride born (1951-2012), first American woman in space. She flew on Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983 and 1984.

Sunday 28th May 2017

  • 1959 (58 years ago):

Monkeys Able & Baker launched 300 miles into space on an American Jupiter missile. They became the first monkeys to survive a space trip.

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