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Week In Space

Tuesday 03 December 2019

  • 1973 (46 years ago)
    Pioneer 10 makes its closest fly-by of Jupiter in the first fly-by of an outer planet.

Wednesday 04 December 2019

  • 1996 (23 years ago)
    Launch of NASA’s Mars Pathfinder to the Red Planet. This mission consisted of two separate parts – the Pathfinder lander and the Sojourner rover.

Saturday 07 December 2019

  • 1972 (47 years ago)
    Launch of Apollo 17, NASA’s final crewed mission to the Moon.

Sunday 08 December 2019

  • 2010 (9 years ago)
    SpaceX becomes the first private company to launch, orbit and return a spacecraft with the launch of Dragon.

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