This Day In Astro History


Apollo 16 Patch
Apollo 16 Mission Patch

Wilbur Wright
Happy Birthday,
Wilbur Wright

April 16

1972 -  Apollo 16 Launch.  Crew John W. Young, Thomas K. Mattingly II, Charles M. Duke, Jr.  First study of lunar highlands area. Mission duration 11 Days, 01 hours, 51 min, seconds.

1946 - First American assembled V-2 rocket launched from White Sands Proving Ground.

1867 - Wilbur Wright's Birthday. Wilbur and brother Orville invented powered human flight and on December 17 in 1903 fly the first heavier than air machine. Born at Millville, Indiana.  He dies of typhoid in 1912
V-2 Rocket
V-2 rocket
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