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  • First Liquid-fueled rocket

    First Liquid-fueled rocket
  • A-4/V-2

    A-4/V-2
    Its total length is 14m.
  • SS-6

    SS-6
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    First- man made rocket that orbits the earth. Keep in orbit until Jan,4th.
  • Sputnik 2

    Sputnik 2
    Launched by U.S.S.R. It carries a dog name Laika for 7 days in orbit.
  • Vanguard TV -3

    Vanguard TV -3
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    First U.S satillites in orbit.
  • Vanguard TV -3bu

    Vanguard TV -3bu
  • Explorer 2

    Explorer 2
    Fails to reach orbit, lauched by Jupiter-C rocket
  • Vanguard I

    Vanguard I
  • Vanguard TV-5

    Vanguard TV-5
  • Sputnik 3

    Sputnik 3
    It is launched by the U.S.S.R.
  • Vanguard SLV 1

    Vanguard SLV 1
  • Jupiter C

    Jupiter C
  • Vanguard SLV 2

    Vanguard SLV 2
  • NASA formed

    NASA formed
  • Vanguard SLV 3

    Vanguard SLV 3
  • Pioneer 1

    Pioneer 1
    Launched to a height 70,700 miles.
  • Luna 1

    Luna 1
    Launched by U.S.S.R. First made satilite that orbit the moon.
  • Vanguard II

    Vanguard II
  • Vanguard SLV 4

    Vanguard SLV 4
  • Able & Baker

    Able & Baker
  • Vanguard SLV 6

    Vanguard SLV 6
  • Luna 2

    Luna 2
    First man-made object ti hit the moon.
  • Vanguard III

  • Luna 3

    Luna 3
    Potograph 70% of the moon.
  • Tiros 1

    Tiros 1
    Launched by U.S. First sucessful weather satillite
  • Discoverer XIV launches

    Discoverer XIV launches
  • Vostok 1

    Vostok 1
    Launched by U.S.S.R. Orbits the earth once and carries the first man in space.
  • Apollo Mission Started

    Apollo Mission Started
  • Vostok 2

    Vostok 2
    Launched by U.S.S.R. The first day-long Soviet space flight.
  • Mercury Friendship 7

     Mercury Friendship 7
    orbits the Earth three times.
  • Telstar 1

    Telstar 1
  • Vostok 6

    Vostok 6
    Vostok 6 orbits the earth 48 times and carries the first woman to space.
  • Syncom 3

  • First Space Walk

    First Space Walk
    First space walk, the duration is 12 min.
  • First Manned Flight of Gemini Program

    First Manned Flight of Gemini Program
    Made three orbits around earth and carries Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young.
  • Ranger 9

     Ranger 9
  • Diamant A

    Diamant A
  • Edward White II

    Edward White II
    space walk from Gemini 4. is 22 minutes
  • A1

    A1
    Launched by France
  • Atlas-Centaur

  • Apollo 1

    Apollo 1
    Apollo 1 land-of
  • Venrea 4

    Venrea 4
  • Venera 4

    Venera 4
    Venera 4 has sends a descent capsule.
  • Proton Booster

    Proton Booster
  • Soviet Zond 5

    Soviet Zond 5
    It was the first spacecraft to orbit the Moon and return.
  • Apollo 7 阿波羅七號

    Apollo 7 阿波羅七號
  • Apollo 8

    Apollo 8
  • Neil A. Armstrong

    Neil A. Armstrong
  • Apollo 11 landed on moon

    Apollo 11 landed  on moon
    The frist man that step on moon
  • Mariner 6

    Mariner 6
    Returns with high-resolution images of the Martian surface.
  • Ohsumi

    Ohsumi
  • Apollo 13 阿波羅十三號

    Apollo 13 阿波羅十三號
    阿波羅十三號遇到了一些困難,最後平安了。
  • Chengzheng 1 CZ-1

    Chengzheng 1 CZ-1
  • Red East

    Red East
  • Chengzheng 1

    Chengzheng 1
  • Luna 17

    Luna 17
    Driven by a 5-man team on earth and traveled on the surface for 11 days.
  • Soviet Venera 7

    Soviet Venera 7
    Transmit for 23 minutes and the first probe to soft-landing on venus.
  • Apollo 14

    Apollo 14
    Apollo 14 is launched by United States and landed on where Apollo 13 had landed on.
  • practise 1

    practise 1
  • Salyut 1 Space Station

    Salyut 1 Space Station
    It has come back to Earth at May 28, 1973.
  • Mariner 9

    Mariner 9
  • Soyuz 11

    Soyuz 11
    Soyuz 11 carried Cosmonauts G.T. Dobrovolsky, V.N. Volkov, and V.I. Patsayev to Salyut 1
  • Apollo 15 阿波羅十五號

    Apollo  15 阿波羅十五號
    Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin drive the first moon rover.
  • Pioneer 10

    Pioneer 10
    Pioneer 10 is launched on an Atlas/Centaur/TE364-4 towards Jupiter by the U.S.,
  • Apollo 16

    Apollo 16
  • Pioneer 10

    Pioneer 10
    Pioneer 10
  • Cignus X-1

  • Pioneer 11

    Pioneer 11
    Pioneer 11 is launched on an Atlas/Centaur/TE364-4
  • Skylab

    Skylab
    Skylab Workshop is launched by the U.S
  • Skylab 2

    Skylab 2
    First crew to Skylab, Skylab2 are launched
  • American Mariner 10

    American Mariner 10
    American Mariner 10 is launched
  • Titan IIIE-centaur

    Titan IIIE-centaur
  • SMS-1

    SMS-1
  • Soviet Salyut 3

    Soviet Salyut 3
    Soviet Salyut 3, their first military space station, is launched. It remains in orbit until January 1975.
  • Chengzheng 2

    Chengzheng 2
  • Helios 1

    Helios 1
  • Soviet Salyut 3

    Soviet Salyut 3
  • Fengbao 1

    Fengbao 1
  • Soviet Venera 9 and 10

    Soviet Venera 9 and 10
    October, 1975 - Soviet Venera 9 and 10 send the first pictures of the Venusian surface to Earth.
  • Chinese First Recoverable Satellite

    Chinese First Recoverable Satellite
  • space station Salyut 5

    space station Salyut 5
    June 22, 1976 - Soviet military space station Salyut 5 is launched, remaining in orbit until August 8, 1977.
  • Viking 1

    Viking 1
    July 20, 1976 - Pictures of the Martian surface are taken by Viking 1, the first U.S. attempt to soft land a spacecraft on another planet.
  • Viking 2

    Viking 2
    September 3, 1976 - Viking 2 lands on Mars on the Plain of Utopia, where it discovered water frost.
  • Voyagers 1 and 2

    Voyagers 1 and 2
    August-September, 1977 - Voyagers 1 and 2 leave Earth to meet with Jupiter in 1979 and Saturn in 1980.
  • Soviet Salyut 6

    Soviet Salyut 6
    September 29, 1977 - Soviet Salyut 6 space station is launched. Its crews include members from Czechoslovakia, Poland, GDR, Bulgaria, Hungary, Vietnam, Cuba, Mongolia, and Romania.
  • Pioneer 11

    Pioneer 11
    September 1, 1979 - Pioneer 11 reaches Saturn, flying to within 13,000 miles and taking the first close-up photographs.
  • STS-1

    STS-1
    April 12, 1981 - The first manned mission of the Space Transportation System (STS-1), Columbia , is launched.
  • Ariane 3

    Ariane 3
    June 19, 1981 - The European Space Agency launches its third Ariane rocket.
  • pratise 2

    pratise 2
  • Ariane 4

    Ariane 4
    December 20, 1981 - The ESA launches a fourth Ariane rocket.
  • Venera 13

    Venera 13
    Venera 13 lands on Venus, and provides the first Venusian soil analysis.
  • Soviet Salyut 7

     Soviet Salyut 7
    April 19, 1982 - Soviet Salyut 7 space station is launched.
  • Voyager 2

    Voyager 2
    August, 1982 - Voyager 2 completes its flyby of Saturn.
  • Soviet Cosmonauts Anatoly N. Berezovoi and Valentin V. Lebedev are launched in Soyuz-T 5 to rendezvous with Salyut 7, the first team to inhabit the space station. They return to Earth in Soyuz-T 7, setting a (then) duration record of 211 days.

    Soviet Cosmonauts Anatoly N. Berezovoi and Valentin V. Lebedev are launched in Soyuz-T 5 to rendezvous with Salyut 7, the first team to inhabit the space station. They return to Earth in Soyuz-T 7, setting a (then) duration record of 211 days.
    May 13, 1982 - Soviet Cosmonauts Anatoly N. Berezovoi and Valentin V. Lebedev are launched in Soyuz-T 5 to rendezvous with Salyut 7, the first team to inhabit the space station. They return to Earth in Soyuz-T 7, setting a (then) duration record of 211 days.
  • Chengzheng 2B

    Chengzheng 2B
  • The space shuttle Columbia's fifth mission

    The space shuttle Columbia's fifth mission
    November 11, 1982 - The space shuttle Columbia's fifth mission, its first operational one, begins, deploying two satellites. Crew: Vance Brand, Robert Overmyer, Joseph Allen, and William Lenoir.
  • finds new comets, asteroids, galaxies, and a dust ring around the star Vega that may be new planets.

    January-November, 1983 - The Infrared Astronomical Satellite finds new comets, asteroids, galaxies, and a dust ring around the star Vega that may be new planets.
  • IRAS

    IRAS
  • STS-6

    STS-6
    April 4, 1983 - The space shuttle Challenger lifts off for its first mission (STS-6) and has the first American space walk in nine years. Crew: Paul Weitz, Karol Bobko, Donald Peterson, and Story Musgrave.
  • STS-7

    STS-7
    June 18, 1983 - Sally K. Ride is the first U.S. woman to travel in space, on Challenger mission STS-7.
  • Columbia

    Columbia
    November 28, 1983 - The space shuttle Columbia carries the ESA Spacelab-1 into orbit (STS-9). Its crew includes Ulf Merbold, A German and first ESA member in space..
  • Find New Things.

    Humans finds new comets, asteroids, galaxies, and a dust ring around the star Vega.
  • Chengzheng 3

    Chengzheng 3
  • STS-41B

    STS-41B
    February 3, 1984 - Bruce McCandless takes the first untethered space walk using MMU from the space shuttle Challenger (STS-41B).
  • Red East 2-2

    Red East 2-2
  • Soyuz-T 12

    Soyuz-T 12
    July 17, 1984 - launch of Soyuz-T 12 carrying Svetlana Savitskaya, who becomes the first woman to walk in space.
  • STS-41D

    STS-41D
    August 30, 1984 - The third space shuttle, Discovery, lifts off on it's maiden voyage (STS-41D). Crew: Henry W. Hartsfield, Michael L. Coats, Richard Mullane, Steven Hawley, Judith A. Resnik, and Charles D. Walker.
  • Challenger

     Challenger
    October 5, 1984 - launch of space shuttle Challenger mission STS-41G carrying the first crew with two women aboard - Sally Ride and Katherine Sullivan. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space.
  • Vega 1& 2

    Vega 1& 2
    December, 1984 - Soviet/International Vega 1 & 2 are launched, dropping probes into Venus' atmosphere before continuing to Halley's Comet.
  • Sakigake probe

    Sakigake probe
    January 8, 1985 - The Sakigake probe is launched by Japan's Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science, becoming the first interplanetary probe as it rendezvous with Halley's Comet.
  • STS-51B

    STS-51B
    April 29, 1985 - The Challenger carries the ESA Spacelab-3 into orbit (STS-51B).
  • The European Space Agency launches the Giotto spacecraft from an Ariane rocket.

    July 2, 1985 - The European Space Agency launches the Giotto spacecraft from an Ariane rocket. It encounters Halley's Comet in 1986, and Comet P/Grigg-Skjellerup in 1992.
  • Giotto

  • STS-51J

    STS-51J
    October 3, 1985 - The fourth space shuttle Atlantis takes off on its first mission (STS-51J). Crew: Karol J. Bobko, Ronald J. Grabe, Robert A. Stewart, David C. Hilmers, and William A. Pailes.
  • Spacelab D1

    Spacelab D1
    October 1985 - Spacelab D1, the first joint German/ESA mission, is flown. Its crew consists of two German DARA astronauts, and Danish Wubbo Ockels of the ESA.
  • Voyager 2

    Voyager 2
    January, 1986 - Voyager 2 flies past Uranus.
  • STS-51L

    STS-51L
    January 28, 1986 - The space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after liftoff of mission STS-51L.
  • Red East 2

    Red East 2
  • Soviet space station Mir

    Soviet space station Mir
    February 20, 1986 - The core unit of Soviet space station Mir is launched.
  • Astronomers discover an invisible gravity source that splits a quasar's light.

    Astronomers discover an invisible gravity source that splits a quasar's light.
    March, 1986 - Astronomers discover an invisible gravity source that splits a quasar's light.
  • March, 1986 - Spacecraft from the U.S.S.R, Japan, and Western Europe fly by Halley's Comet on it's 30th recorded appearance.

    March, 1986 - Spacecraft from the U.S.S.R, Japan, and Western Europe fly by Halley's Comet on it's 30th recorded appearance.
    March, 1986 - Spacecraft from the U.S.S.R, Japan, and Western Europe fly by Halley's Comet on it's 30th recorded appearance.
  • Astronomers find that our galaxy is smaller than they thought and the Sun is 23,000 light-years from it's center.

    April, 1986 - Astronomers find that our galaxy is smaller than they thought and the Sun is 23,000 light-years from it's center.
  • Supernova

    Supernova
    February 25, 1987 - Supernova 1987A blazes into view.
  • Soyuz-TM 2

    December 1987 - Cosmonaut Yuri V. Romanenko returns from space station Mir, having arrived there from Soyuz-TM 2, and sets a (then) space endurance record of 326 days.
  • Vladimir TITOV

    Vladimir TITOV
  • Chengzheng 4

    Chengzheng 4
  • Fengyun 1

  • STS-30

    STS-30
    May 4, 1989 - Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched (STS-30), deploying the spacecraft Magellan.
  • Phobos 2

    Phobos 2
    July 12, 1989 - Soviet/International Phobos 2 launched, which orbits Mars to study its surface, atmosphere and magnetic field.
  • STS-34

    STS-34
    October 18, 1989 - U.S. launches the Galileo spacecraft from Shuttle Atlantis flight STS-34, which took infrared images of Venus, and images of the asteroid Ida, before continuing to Jupiter.
  • Galileo

    Galileo
  • Pegasus

    Pegasus
    April 5, 1990 - U.S. Pegasus rocket is deployed from a B-52 bomber, and launched the Pegsat satellite in the first demonstration of the Pegasus launch vehicle.
  • Asiasat 1

    Asiasat 1
  • STS-31 - HST

    STS-31  -    HST
    April 24, 1990 - Space Shuttle Discovery launches on STS-31, deploying the Edwin P. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) astronomical observatory.
  • Hubble Space Telescope

    Hubble Space Telescope
  • BADR-A

    BADR-A
  • Chengzheng 2E

  • Magellan

    Magellan
    August, 1990 - U.S. spacecraft Magellan arrives at Venus, where for the next year it took radar images of the surface.
  • STS-41.

    STS-41.
    October 6, 1990 - Space Shuttle Discovery launches the Ulysses spacecraft with two upper stages, on mission STS-41. Ulysses flies toward Jupiter, to be slingshot towards the sun, to obtain data from high solar latitudes.
  • Salyut 7

    Salyut 7
    February 7, 1991 - Salyut 7 falls from orbit and burns up over Argentina.
  • Atlantis

     Atlantis
    April 5, 1991 - Space Shuttle Atlantis carries the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory into orbit. This new space telescope, built by NASA, was the first to provide an all-sky continuous survey in the gamma-ray and X-ray spectra.
  • STS-40

    STS-40
    June 5, 1991 - Shuttle Columbia carries the Spacelab SLS-1 into orbit, to conduct investigations into the effects of weightlessness on humans. (STS-40)
  • Ulysses

    Ulysses
    February 8, 1992 - Spacecraft Ulysses flies around Jupiter, on its way to the sun.
  • STS-49

    STS-49
    May 2, 1992 - Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off on its first mission (STS-49), repairing the Intelsat VI satellite. Crew: Daniel C. Brandenstein, Kevin P. Chilton, Richard J. Hieb, Bruce E. Melnick, Pierre J. Thout, Kathryn C. Thornton, and Thomas D. Akers.
  • STS-49

    STS-49
    May 2, 1992 - Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off on its first mission (STS-49), repairing the Intelsat VI satellite. Crew: Daniel C. Brandenstein, Kevin P. Chilton, Richard J. Hieb, Bruce E. Melnick, Pierre J. Thout, Kathryn C. Thornton, and Thomas D. Akers.
  • 長江二號

    長江二號
  • Optus B1

    Optus B1
  • Freja

    Freja
    A Sweden satellite
  • STS-61

    STS-61
    December 2, 1993 - Space Shuttle Endeavour launches on STS-61, making the first on-orbit service of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
  • Clementine

    Clementine
    January 25, 1994 - U.S. launches Clementine, a new DOD satellite that performs a lunar mapping mission using advanced ballistic missile defense technologies. It suffers a malfunction on May 10, 1994, ending its mission.
  • Chengzheng 3A

  • Practise 1

  • STS-60

    STS-60
    February, 1994 - A Russian Cosmonaut, Sergei Krikalev, flies on board the U.S. space shuttle Discovery for the first time (STS-60).
  • Apstar 1

    Apstar 1
  • Ulysses

    Ulysses
    September 13, 1994 - Spacecraft Ulysses reaches a maximum Southern latitude of 80.2 degrees at the sun, proceeding towards the Northern latitudes, maintaining an orbital period of six years.
  • Magellan

    Magellan
    October 12, 1994 - Spacecraft Magellan enters the atmosphere of Venus, burning up following the completion of its mapping mission.
  • XMI1

    December 9, 1994 - Asteroid XM1 passes within 65,000 miles of Earth.
  • STS-63

    STS-63
    February 6, 1995 - Space shuttle Discovery maneuvers to within 37 feet of Russian space station Mir, in preparation for a shuttle-Mir docking (STS-63). This is the first shuttle mission to be flown by a female pilot.
  • Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns to Earth

    Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns to Earth
    March 22, 1995 - Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns to Earth after a 438-day mission aboard Russian space station Mir, setting a new space endurance record.
  • STS-71

    STS-71
    June 26, 1995 - Space Shuttle Atlantis rendezvous with Russian space station Mir during a ten-day mission on STS-71. Cosmonauts are transferred to and from Atlantis, and Astronaut Norman Thagard is returned from Mir, having arrived on Soyuz-TM 21, and making a new American space endurance record of 115 days.
  • Pioneer 11

    Pioneer 11
    September 1995 - Pioneer 11 ceases making scientific observations, its power source nearly depleted.
  • STS-74

    STS-74
    November 12, 1995 - Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off on mission STS-74, making the second docking with Russian space station Mir. It delivers two solar arrays, and a docking module for future Shuttle dockings.
  • Asiasat 2

    Asiasat 2
  • Echostar 1

  • Thomas Reiter becomes the first European Space Agency astronaut

    Thomas Reiter becomes the first European Space Agency astronaut
    February 8, 1996 - Thomas Reiter becomes the first European Space Agency astronaut to make two spacewalks (both from the Russian Mir space station). His previous spacewalk was on October 21, 1995, and lasted 5 hours 11 minutes.
  • 長江三號

    長江三號
  • Delta II-7925-8 rocket.

    Delta II-7925-8 rocket.
    February 17, 1996 - NASA launches the first in the Discovery series of spacecraft, the Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft, aboard a Delta II-7925-8 rocket.
  • STS-76

    STS-76
    March 22, 1996 - Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off on STS-76, performing the third docking with Space Station Mir. Astronaut Shannon Lucid was left on Mir, becoming the first female Astronaut to crew a Space Station.
  • STS-79

    STS-79
    September 26, 1996 - Space Shuttle Atlantis touches down after mission STS-79. It brings back Shannon Lucid, who becomes the longest US astronaut in space, and the longest female astronaut in space.
  • Sojourner Rover

    Sojourner Rover
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Space Shuttle Atlantis
    Lifts of for the fifth docking. Jerry Linenger replace John Blaha as the American crew member.
  • Soyuz TM25

    Soyuz TM25 lifts off to dock with the Mir space station.
  • Space Shuttle Discovery

    Space Shuttle Discovery
    Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off on the second maintenance mission for the Hubble Space Telescope
  • After 25 years of operation, routine telemetry and ground control with Pioneer 10 is terminated.

  • Space Shuttle Columbia

    Space Shuttle Columbia
    Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off for the shortest shuttle flight in 12 years (four days).
  • Red East 3

  • Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Space Shuttle Atlantis
    Space Shuttle Atlantis performs its sixth docking with Mir. Jerry Linenger is relieved by Michael Foale as the American crewmember on Mir. Atlantis returned to Earth on May 24th and Mir continued with its troubles
  • Fengyun 2

  • Space Shuttle Columbia

    Space Shuttle Columbia
    Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off again to complete the flight aborted in April.
  • Mars Pathfinder

    Mars Pathfinder
    Mars Pathfinder becomes the first probe to successfully land on Mars since Viking 2 in 1976.
  • Space Shuttle Discovery

    Space Shuttle Discovery
    Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off for a 12-day mission to deploy and retrieve the Crista-Spas 2 satellite, which studied the Earth's middle atmosphere.
  • Mabuhay

    Mabuhay
  • Chengzheng 2C

    Chengzheng 2C
  • Iridium

    Iridium
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Space Shuttle Atlantis
    Space Shuttle Atlantis performs its seventh docking with Mir to support the repair & upgrade process, and bringing additional experiments for the space station.
  • Apstar 2R

    Apstar 2R
  • Space Shuttle Columbia

    Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off with three American astronauts, one Japanese, and the first Ukrainian astronaut, Leonid Kadenyuk.
  • First NASA mission to the Moon in 25 years

    Lunar Prospector is the first NASA mission to the Moon in 25 years, and the first dedicated to lunar research since Apollo 17 in 1972. The spacecraft is placed in lunar orbit to make a careful spectroscopic analysis of the entire lunar surface, including its North and South poles, and soon confirms what the Department of Defense Clementine mission had found in 1994 - that trapped within some of the craters at the Moon's two poles is about 6.6 trillion tons of permanently frozen
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour

    Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off to rendezvous with Mir, the eight U.S.
  • Space Shuttle Columbia

    Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off on a 16-day mission, its 25th
  • Chinastar 1

    Chinastar 1
  • Space Shuttle Discovery

    Space Shuttle Discovery
    Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off on a 10-day mission, its 24th and the last shuttle docking with Mir.
  • Sinosat 1

    Sinosat 1
  • Space Shuttle Discovery 發現號

    Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off with John Glenn aboard, first American to orbit Earth and at 77, the oldest man to fly in space.
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour

    Space Shuttle Endeavour
    Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off on its thirteenth space flight, with the International Space Station's second module, Unity
  • Chengzheng 4B

  • Practise 5

  • Space Shuttle Discovery

     Space Shuttle Discovery
    Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off for the International Space Station.
  • Space Shuttle Columbia

    Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off, carrying the Chandra X-Ray Observatory into orbit.
  • SACI 1

  • CBERS 1

  • Chengzheng 2F

    Chengzheng 2F
  • Shengzhou 1

    Shengzhou 1
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour

    Space Shuttle Endeavour
    Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off to carry out the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, cosponsored by NASA and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off for the International Space Station for maintenance on the crane and a faulty antenna, installation of a Russian boom arm, handrails and upgrades to the ventilation system, and delivery of new batteries, supplies and equipment.
  • American Mariner 10

    American Mariner 10
    Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off on a 12-day mission to outfit the ISS, completing the installation of the Zvezda module.
  • Space Shuttle Discovery

    Space Shuttle Discovery
    Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off on a 14-day mission to install the Z1 segment, the first piece of the space station truss, and a third docking port (PMA-3) for the Unity adapter
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Space Shuttle Atlantis
    Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off for the ISS, carrying the U.S.'s Destiny laboratory module.
  • Space Shuttle Discovery

    Space Shuttle Discovery
    Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a 14-day ISS construction mission.
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour

    Space Shuttle Endeavour
    Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off for the ISS on a construction mission. The crew will install the mobile robotic arm on the station (Canadarm 2) and supply the Destiny laboratory module with new experiments, using the Rafaello logistics module.
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off in the pre-dawn darkness for the ISS with the Joint Airlock which will enable space walks to be performed directly from the space station itself .
  • Space Shuttle Discovery

    Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off for the ISS with the Leonardo laboratory module and SimpleSat, an experimental low-cost astronomical telescope.
  • Deep space 1

    Deep space 1
    Deep Space 1 successfully completes its flyby of comet 19P/Borrelly
  • Galileo

    Galileo
    Galileo completes another flyby of Jupiter's moon Io, passing only 181 km from Io's south polar region.
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour

    Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched carrying the Raffaello logistics module back to the ISS with new supplies
  • Tiangong 1

    Tiangong 1
  • Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off on its 21st space flight

    November 19, 1996 - Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off on its 21st space flight, setting a new shuttle in-space endurance record of almost 18 days. This flight carries Story Musgrave, at that time the oldest man to fly in space at 61 years of age.
  • The Last Flight for Discovery

    The Last  Flight for Discovery
    It the last flight for the Discovery and it attached to a modified NASA747aircraft.
    South China Post
  • Soviet Venera 15

    Soviet Venera 15
    October 10, 1983 - Soviet Venera 15 returns the first high-resolution images of the Venus polar area, and compiled a thermal map of most of the northern hemisphere.
  • Salyut 7

    Salyut 7
    October, 1984 - Salyut 7's cosmonauts L. D. Kizim, V. A. Solovyov, and O. Y. Atkov set a (then) 237-day record in space. They arrive at Salyut 7 in Soyuz-T 10 and depart in Soyuz-T 11
  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    SpaceX Falcon 9