This Day In Astro History


July 10

1962 - Telstar 1, U.S. satellite and the world's first communications satellite is launched. Telstar beams the first live transatlantic telecast.

1942 - Happy Birthday, Pyotr Klimuk, former Soviet cosmonaut and the first Belarusian in space. Klimuk made three flights into space.

1832 - Birthday, Alvan Clark an American astronomer and telescope-maker who made the first observations of Sirius B with an 18 1/2 inch telescope still being using at the Dearborn Observatory.
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It is my conclusion that human evolution and the motions of matter in space are intrinsically linked. The observation and understanding of the complexity of biological history on Earth cannot be complete without the tandem observation and understanding of a dynamic greater cosmos. - SpaceGene