This Day In Astro History

August 6

2012 - NASA's Curiosity rover lands on the surface of Mars.Hirise captures Curiosity Landing
Curiosity Lands
And MRO snaps the pictures.

2012 - Death of Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell, OBE, FRS at the age of 98. He was an English physicist and radio astronomer.

Every Year - Southern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak 

1996 - NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.

Vostok 21961 - Vostok 2 is launched by the U.S.S.R., carrying cosmonaut Gherman Titov, the first day-long Soviet space flight.
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