This Day In Astro History


Tiros 1
Tiros 1 Earth image, 1960
TV Weather will 
never be the same.

April 1


2010 - UK Space Agency becomes an executive agency of the department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

2002 - China Shenzhou III unmanned module returns to Inner Mongolian Earth. 

1976 - English Astronomer Patrick Moore caused a phenomenon when stating there would be a noticeable reduction in Earth's gravity by a Jovian-Plutonian alignment on that day.

1960 - USA - First weather satellite, Tiros 1 (Television Infrared Observation Satellite), launched.
UK Space Agency
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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