This Day In Astro History

DS 1 mssion patch
Deep Space 1
launches test technologies

October 24

1998 - Deep Space 1 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral,  the first of the New Millennium Program missions. 12 advanced technologies to be tested in deep space.

1962 - Mars 1962A (USSR) Failed to leave Earth orbit.

1851 - William Lassell discovers Uranus's moons Ariel and Umbriel.

1601 - Death of Tycho Brahe, Danish Astronomer, who challenged the Aristolian belief that the celestial realm was unchanging by measuring a supernova of 1572.
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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