This Day in History

March 23, 1965:

Gus Grissom and John Young lift off in Gemini 3.

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It was the first manned mission of the Gemini program, the first mission to carry more than one American astronaut, and the final space flight directed from the Cape Kennedy Air Force Base. Gemini 3 made three orbits of the Earth in just under five hours.

Taken from: Taken From: This Day in History by Jim Daley; Copyright 2019; Publications International, LTD

Could Astronauts Hibernate on Long Space Voyages? — Universe Today

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This Day in History

January 28, 1986

Explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

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On this day in 1986, the U.S. space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Florida, killing all seven aboard, including a schoolteacher who had been chosen as the first American civilian to travel in space.

Taken from https://www.britannica.com/on-this-day

Look Up and Watch Asteroid 1994 PC1 Fly Past Earth This Week — Universe Today

This week’s apparition of asteroid 1994 PC1 offers observers a chance to see a space rock moving in real time. In a slow moving universe, asteroids give us a rare chance to see things moving in real time. 889 more words

Look Up and Watch Asteroid 1994 PC1 Fly Past Earth This Week — Universe Today

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Ladies and gentlemen, we have a telescope. The secondary mirror on the James Webb Space Telescope was successfully deployed in space today, an incredibly important milestone. 672 more words

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JWST Is On Its Way! — Universe Today

It’s really happening. After all the years of delays, reschedulings, budget shortfalls, and even more delays, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launched on December 25 and is now successfully on its way to is destination at the second LaGrange point (L2), about 1.5 million km (1 million miles) from Earth. 786 more words

JWST Is On Its Way! — Universe Today

Primordial Black Holes Could Explain Dark Matter and the Growth of Supermassive Black Holes at the Same Time — Universe Today

It’s that time again. Time to look at a possible model to explain dark matter. In this case, a perennial favorite known as primordial black holes. 456 more words

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