Today In Space
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Week In Space
Monday 12 August 2019
- Peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, one of the best showers of the year. A near full moon will block most of the fainter meteors this year but the Perseids are so bright that a number should still be visible. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight.
Wednesday 14 August 2019
- 2007 (12 years ago)
Teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan conducts her first educational session from space, fulfilling the promise of the teacher in space programme that was originally due to take place in 1986. Morgan was back up in 1986 to Christa McAuliffe, who was tragically killed in the Challenger disaster as the crew went to space.
Friday 16 August 2019
- Expected launch of the mission ‘Look Ma, No Hands’. Rocket Lab, known for its unique mission names, will launch four satellites aboard an Electron rocket.