Today In Space
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Week In Space
Monday 20 November 2017
- 1998 (19 years ago):
International Space Station construction begins with the launch of first module, called Zarya.
Tuesday 21 November 2017
- 1963 (54 years ago):
India launched its first rocket. This rocket was transported to the launch site via bicycle. India are now launching missions to Mars and beyond.
Thursday 23 November 2017
- 2016 (1 year ago):
India launches their Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), a satellite that will monitor farming, water, and natural disasters from space.
Friday 24 November 2017
- Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation
The planet Mercury reaches its highest point above the horizon. It will sit 22.0 degrees from the Sun. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset.