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Wednesday 11 July 2018

  • 1962 (56 years ago):

First transatlantic TV feed made via satellite Telstar I. Telstar satellites were launched on a Thor-Delta rocket, which is a successor to the Thor-Able rocket.

  • 1979 (39 years ago):

Skylab deorbited. The abandoned 78-ton US space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth after 6 years in orbit, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Western Australia. Solar storms were blamed for Skylab’s premature fall back.

Saturday 14 July 2018

  • 2015 (3 years ago):

New Horizons made closest approach to Pluto, becoming the first spacecraft to explore the dwarf planet.

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