This Day In Astro History


Luna 10 Orbiter
Luna 10 Orbiter

March 31

1970 - Explorer 1, launched on February 1, 1958, re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.

1966 - The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later became the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
Explorer 1 Conference
News conference demonstrating a model of the spacecraft, after Explorer 1 launch.
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