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Week In Space

Tuesday 19 November 2019

  • 1969 (50 years ago)
    Apollo 12 makes the second crewed Moon landing, with astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean becoming the third and fourth people to walk on the Moon, while Richard Gordon orbited in the Command Module.


  • 1999 (20 years ago)
    China launches its first uncrewed spacecraft, Shenzhou 1.

Wednesday 20 November 2019

  • 1998 (21 years ago)
    The construction of the International Space Station begins with the launch of its first module, Zarya.

Thursday 21 November 2019

  • 1963 (56 years ago)
    India launches its first rocket from Thumba in Kerala state. The rocket was transported to the launch pad via bicycle.

Saturday 23 November 2019

  • 1977 (42 years ago)
    The first Meteosat satellite is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The flight-spare Meteosat-7 is on display in our Orbiting Earth gallery.

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