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Compton Gamma Ray Observatory

June 4

2010 - Falcon 9, the product of commercial enterprise SpaceX, reaches space.

2000 - The successful nine-year mission of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) ended when NASA redirected the spacecraft into Earth's atmosphere. It was launched from STS-37 in 1991 for a 5 year mission and has met all of its primary science objectives and many fundamental discoveries.
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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