This Day In Astro History

Samantha Cristoforetti 200 days in space
Sam Cristoforetti
200 days in space

Spirit Launch
Spirit Launches to Mars

June 6

women2015 - Samantha Cristoforetti acheives record for longest time spent in space by a woman.

2012 - Transit of Venus.

2003 - The first Mars Exploration Rover Mission, (MER-A) "a robotic geologist named Spirit began its seven-month journey to Mars at 1:58:47 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (10:58:47 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time) today when its Delta II launch vehicle thundered aloft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla."

1986 - Report from a Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident "An Accident Rooted in History" was released. The lives of seven crew and the spacecraft were lost when STS 51-L blew up shortly after liftoff on January 28, 1986.

1983 - Venera 16 Launch (USSR Venus Orbiter)

1966 - Landing of Gemini 9
Transit of Airplane during Transit of Venus across the Sun as seen on June 05, 2012 from San Francisco, California, USA. 5 June 2012  Author MacNeil Fernandes
Transit of Airplane and Transit of Venus

Gemini 9 Returns to Earth
Gemini 9 returns to Earth
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