Today In Space
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Week In Space
Wednesday 12 June 2019
- Expected launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 as it launches a set of Canadian Earth observation satellites.
Thursday 13 June 2019
- 1983 (36 years ago)
Pioneer 10 becomes the first spacecraft to leave the solar system. Launched in 1972, the US spacecraft finally crossed the orbit of Neptune eleven years later.
Sunday 16 June 2019
- 1963 (56 years ago)
Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space, spending three days orbiting the Earth on the Vostok 6.
- 2012 (7 years ago)
Launch of Shenzhou 9, the first manned spacecraft to dock with China’s Tiangong 1 space station. The spacecraft docked two days later and the crew included the first Chinese female astronaut, Liu Yung.