This Week In Space History


      Thursday June 30th:

      Friday July 1st:
            1993 Soyuz TM-17 Launch. Tsibliyev, Serebrov, Haignere (French).
            1994 Soyuz TM-19 Launch. Malenchenko, Musabayev.
            1997 Launch of STS-95 - Halsell, Still, Gernhardt, Janice Voss, Thomas, Crouch, Linteris.
Reflight of STS-83 Spacelab.
            2004 Cassini enters orbit around Saturn.
            2012 Return of Kononenko, Kuipers, Pettit aboard Soyuz TMA-03M after 194 days.

      Saturday July 2nd:
            1982 Soyuz-T-6 Lands. Chretien (first French citizen in space).
            1985 Giotto Launched to Halley's Comet flyby.(ESA)
            2014 Launch of Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite on a Delta from Vandenberg AFB.

      Sunday July 3rd:
            1974 Soyuz-14 Launch. Popovich,Artyukhin. Dock at Salyut-3.
            2002 Launch of Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR). Lost due to probable AKM failure August 15 2002.

      Monday July 4th:
            1968 Explorer-38 Launch. First Radio Astronomy explorer. Earth orbit.
            1982 STS-4 Lands at Edwards Air Force Base.
            1997 Pathfinder / Soujourner land on Mars.
            2005 Deep Impact probe impact on Comet 9P/Tempel-1 at 10.2 km/sec.
Flyby at 500 km.
            2006 Launch of STS-121, Discovery, after a year of post STS-114 changes.
Lindsey, M. Kelly, Fossum, Nowak, S. Wilson, Sellers, and Reiter (ESA, joining Expedition 13) to ISS.
            2021 Liu and Tang perform first EVA from the new Chinese station Tianzhou-2.

      Tuesday July 5th:
            1978 Soyuz-30 Lands.
            2016 Juno enters Jupiter orbit.

      Wednesday July 6th:
            1976 Soyuz-21 Launch. Volynov, Zholobov. Dock with Salyut-5.




Space history data compiled by Jay Apt.   Thanks to the following good sources:
TRW Space Log, NASA Glenn Research Center Space Calendar,
Rick von Glahn's CompuServe SpaceForum archive,
Jonathan's Space Report, and astronautix.com


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