This Day In Astro History

payload bay STS48
Payload Bay STS-48

September 15

canada1991 - Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) aboard NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS deployed from Space Shuttle flight STS-48. It has ten sensing and measuring devices).

1968 The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
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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