This Day In Astro History

Comet Borrelly
Comet Borrelly

September 22

2001 - In a risky flyby, NASA's ailing Deep Space 1 spacecraft successfully navigated past Comet Borrelly, giving researchers the best look ever inside the glowing core of icy dust and gas.

1993 - STS-51 landed at 07:56 GMT.
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