This Day In Astro History

September 21

2006 - Landing of STS-115.

2003 - The Galileo spacecraft ends it's 14 year odyssey and, fearing an unplanned impact with Europa, the spacecraft is commanded to impact Jupiter. It continued transmitting at least until it passed behind the limb of Jupiter at 1850:54 GMT, the final signal reached Earth at 1943:14 GMT

1974 - Mariner 10, 2nd Flyby Of Mercury

Mariner 10
Mariner 10
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